The City of Lost Fortunes
The fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel of gods, games, and monsters.
Crescent City #1
John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harco
On Sale: April 17, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Paranormal | Suspense
The post–Katrina New Orleans of The City of Lost Fortunes
is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane’s
destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the
rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it
has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise
burdened by his past and by the consequences of the
storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to
find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father
he has never known—a father who just happens to be more
Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so
many things to be lost that it played havoc with his
magic, and he is hiding from his own power, his divine
former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of
New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly
when the Fortune god is murdered and Jude is drawn back
into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. A
world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world
where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune
god’s death, uncover the plot that threatens the city’s
soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has
always been trying to show him: what it means to be his
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