Five Bells - Gail Jones Reviews
Description:ISBN 9781846554025 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Gail Jones / Hardcover / 224 Pages / Book is published 2011-03-10 by Harvill Secker
Newest Review: ... now settled in Sydney. The novel is full of descriptive visual imagery from the first page onwards, and it is significant ... more
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by - written on 20/06/11, updated on 21/01/12 (Very useful, 25 readings)
"Five bells, the bumpkin calculus of time" (Kenneth Slessor) It is a lovely sunny day in Circular Quay, a tourist hotspot in Sydney, Australia. This novel is about the thoughts and memories of four people, three women and a man who visit the place that day. None are locals. Ellie and James were teenage lovers in Western Australia, and are meeting up again after not seeing each other for years. Catherine has recently come to the city from Ireland. Pei Xing is a Chinese immigrant, now settled in Sydney. The novel is full of descriptive visual imagery from the first page onwards, and it is significant that three of the four characters are seeing ... Read the complete review
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