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    • ISBN:9781787470354
    • Publication date:28 Jun 2018
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City of Devils

A Shanghai Noir

By Paul French

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  • ISBN: 9781787470316
  • Publication date: 28 Jun 2018
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  • Imprint: riverrun
An astonishing achievement, magically transporting the reader back to Old Shanghai, then sweeping us through its streets and its bars in a gripping, breakneck ultra-noir narrative reminiscent of vintage Ellroy. — David Peace
A brilliant neo-noir about the rise and fall of two refugee outlaws at the end of Shanghai's golden age in the 1930's. Not since JG Ballard's Empire of the Sun or Andre Malraux's La Condition Humaine have I read a book that has so captured the decadence, pulchritude and madness of the 'Paris of the Orient'. I cannot recommend City of Devils highly enough. — Adrian McKinty
To understand the 'surrealistic city', as Shanghai is often nicknamed, City of Devils is an absolute must. It's a solid, groundbreaking historical true crime account, written with such vivid, well-researched details. It totally captured me, a native Shanghainese, in a time capsule of passions and pathos about the city's unknown past. — Qiu Xiaolong, author of the Inspector Chen series