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Description - Sixty Lights by Gail Jones

Sixty Lights is the captivating chronicle of Lucy Strange, an independent girl growing up in the Victorian world. From her childhood in Australia through to her adolescence in England and Bombay and finally to London, Lucy is fascinated by light and by the new photographic technology. Her perception of the world is passionate and moving, revealed in a series of frozen images captured in the camera of her mind's eye showing her feelings about love, life and loss. In this confident, finely woven and intricate novel Jones has created an unforgettable character in Lucy; visionary, gifted and exuberant, she touches the lives of all who know her. Gem-like, lyrical portrait of a girl growing-up' Boyd Tonkin, Independent Jones has a flair for luminous and accurate prose-a passionate book' Guardian An immensely well crafted novel' Sunday Independent Jones writes scenes of such simple love, fear and beauty that they will break your heart. A beautiful book. Not yet a big name in Australian literature (the operative word being 'yet'), the Perth-based literary professor consolidates her place in the category of our truly great writers with Sixty Lights' Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) Read

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099472032
ISBN-10: 0099472031
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gail Jones

Gail Jones lives in Sydney and teaches at the University of Western Sydney. Her books have won numerous literary awards in Australia. She is the author of two collections of short stories and five novels including Sixty Lights which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Dreams of Speaking and Sorry, both of which were longlisted for the Orange Prize.

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