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- DescriptionA vision of Japan as you have never imagined it. A brilliant and moving vel about displacement and belonging by the award-winning author of Sixty Lights and Five Bells. She wished to study the unremarked beauty of modern things, of telephones, aeroplanes, computer screens and electric lights, of television, cars and underground transportation. There had to be in the world of mechanical efficiency some mystery of transaction, the summoning of remote meanings, an extra dimension - supernatural, sure. There had to be a lost sublimity, of something once strange, w familiar, tame. We must talk, Alice Black, about this world of modern things. This buzzing world. Alice is entranced by the aesthetics of techlogy and, in every aeroplane flight, every Xerox machine, every neon sign, sees the poetry of modernity. Mr Sakamoto, a survivor of the atomic bomb, is an expert on Alexander Graham Bell. Like Alice, he is culturally and geographically displaced. The pair forge an unlikely friendship as Mr Sakamoto regales Alice with stories of twentieth-century invention. His own kwledge begins to inform her writing, and these two solitary beings be
- Author BiographyGail Jones lives in Sydney and teaches at the University of Western Sydney. Her books have won numerous literary awards in Australia. She is the author of two collections of short stories and five novels including Sixty Lights which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Dreams of Speaking which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize, and Sorry which was longlisted for the Orange Prize.
- PrizesShortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2008.
- Author(s)Gail Jones
- PublisherRandom House Australia
- Date of Publication01/10/2007
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationMilsons Point
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2007
- ImprintVintage (Australia)
- Weight152 g
- Width131 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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