gail-jones Dreams of Speaking

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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, Sorry, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize and Five Bells.

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"Leaves a lovely, subtle legacy" * The Times * "These stories are beautiful and honest" -- Lucy Daniel * Daily Telegraph * "Jones has attempted and succeeded in writing a work that is both determinedly cerebral and emotionally alive" * Irish Times * "Shards of poetry stud Jones' writing like diamonds as she switches masterfully between a lyrical and academic register" -- Alev Adil * Independent * "Startling images in spare prose" * Guardian *

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