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The Resource Five bells, Gail Jones

Five bells, Gail Jones

Label
Five bells
Title
Five bells
Statement of responsibility
Gail Jones
Title variation
5 bells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Each carries a childhood and a complicated history from elsewhere; each is haunted by past intimacies, secrets and guilt: Ellie is preoccupied by her sexual experiences as a girl, James by a tragedy for which he feels responsible, Catherine by the loss of her beloved brother in Dublin and Pei Xing by her imprisonment during China's Cultural Revolution. All are compelling figures with distinctively fascinating stories
Summary
A revolving tale told over the course of a Saturday on Sydney's Circular Quay finds four individuals haunted by respective pasts, including a woman who mourns the death of a brother in Dublin and a former Chinese Cultural Revolution prisoner.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 2012.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2012.
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384935
Cataloging source
ANL
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1955-
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Jones, Gail
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Five bells, Gail Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045848404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781864710601
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Five bells, Gail Jones
Publication
Control code
000045848404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781864710601
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

Library Locations

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      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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