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.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
- 27 Oct 2014
- Vintage Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
Reads like a luminous album of photographs marked by an almost unbearable sadness
An immensely well crafted novel * Sunday Independent * Reads like a luminous album of photographs marked by an almost unbearable sadness * Weekend Australian * 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 * A very special novel indeed -- Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski * Independent on Sunday *
About Gail Jones
GAIL JONES teaches literature, cinema and cultural studies at the University of Western Australia. She is the author of Sixty Lights which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Dreams of Speaking and Sorry, both of which were longlisted for the Orange Prize.