Five Bells

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$19.00  $17.67
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.64 X 8.27 X 0.66 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250003737

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About the Author

Gail Jones is the author of the novels Black Mirror, Sixty Lights, Dreams of Speaking, and Sorry. She has been nominated for numerous international awards, including the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Prix Femina Étranger. She is a professor of writing at the University of Western Sydney.

Reviews

"Over the past decade Gail Jones has established herself as a significant presence in contemporary Australian fiction. Thoughtful, intelligent, and intensely lyrical...a novel of unmistakable contemporary relevance." --The Guardian (London)

"An intense...poetic tale." --Financial Times (London)

"Five Bells is a brilliant work, both explicitly Australian and insistently cosmopolitan...[and] establishes Gail Jones as one of Australia's finest authors....In the midst of pandemonium, traffic, and tourist hordes gazing at icons, Jones gives us individuals who are achingly alive, filled with apprehensions of beauty, love, and mortality." --The Australian

"Jones's writing has the intensity of a dream...combining tension with lyricism." --The Times (London)

"A story peopled by real characters, memorably related in delicate, ornate prose." --The Independent (London)

"A novel that reaches beyond the glittering surface of Sydney to capture the rippling patterns of a wider human history with singular beauty and power." --The Canberra Times (Australia)