"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) 'Reads like a luminous album of
photographs marked by an almost unbearable sadness.' -
"Weekend Australian". 'A vividly written book ...a
very engrossing read' - "Queensland Times".
"A very special novel indeed" -- Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski Independent on Sunday "Jones has a flair for luminous and accurate prose... A passionate book" Guardian "Gem-like, lyrical portrait of a girl growing-up" -- Boyd Tonkin Independent "Reads like a luminous album of photographs marked by an almost unbearable sadness" Weekend Australian "An immensely well crafted novel" Sunday Independent
Gail Jones, geboren in Westaustralien, unterrichtet Englisch, Kommunikation und Kulturwissenschaft an der University of Western Australia. Ihr erster Roman, "Black Mirror", wurde mit dem Nita B. Kibble Award ausgezeichnet.