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Jones, Gail 1955-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 227 publications in 9 languages and 3,341 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Erotic fiction  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PR9619.3.J6863, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gail Jones
Five bells : a novel by Gail Jones( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Told over the course of a single Saturday in Sydney, Five Bells describes four lives that come to share not only a place and time but also mysterious patterns and ambiguous symbols, including a barely glimpsed fifth figure, a young child."--Provided by publisher
Sorry by Gail Jones( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of anthropologists in the Australian outback, Perdita, educated by Shakespeare's plays, makes friends with an aboriginal girl and a deaf-mute boy in the midst of World War II
Sixty lights by Gail Jones( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Lucy Strange, a photographer, while the art is in its infancy, in the 1870s. It tracks her life from her childhood in Australia, to her stormy adolescence in England and India and finally to her death in London at the age of 23. She is a remarkable character - forthright, gifted, passionate and canny
Dreams of speaking by Gail Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alice is entranced by the aesthetics of technology, and in every aeroplane flight, every Xerox machine, every neon sign, she sees the poetry of modernity. Mr. Sakamoto, a survivor of the atomic bomb, is an expert on Alexander Graham Bell. The pair forge an unlikely friendship as Mr. Sakamoto regales Alice with stories of twentieth-century invention. His own knowledge begins to inform her writing, and these two solitary beings become a mutual support for each other a long way from home."--BOOK JACKET
A guide to Berlin by Gail Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Serbian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Guide to Berlin' is the name of a short story written by Vladimir Nabokov in 1925, when he was a young man of 26, living in Berlin. A group of six international travellers, two Italians, two Japanese, an American and an Australian, meet in empty apartments in Berlin to share stories and memories. Each is enthralled in some way to the work of Vladimir Nabokov, and each is finding their way in deep winter in a haunted city. A moment of devastating violence shatters the group, and changes the direction of everyone's story. Brave and brilliant, A Guide to Berlin traces the strength and fragility of our connections through biographies and secrets
Fetish lives : stories by Gail Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of obsessions. In The Veil, Mata Hari's obsession with seducing men lands her before a firing squad, in Heartbreak Hotel a woman impersonates Elvis Presley, and in Queenie the Wordless, a farm girl christened Queenie believes she is a daughter of the English queen. By an Australian writer
The house of breathing : stories by Gail Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This finely crafted collection of fourteen short stories, the second by Australian writer Gail Jones to appear in the United States, confirms her as a sophisticated writer of profound and distinctive vision. Traversing a broad range of subjects--cultural imperialism, sexuality, politics, the visionary power of language--Jones explores the often painful intersections between these issues and the personal lives of her characters
The Piano by Gail Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piano written and directed by Jane Campion, is one of the most honoured films of the new Australian cinema, and is considered, by many critics, a modern masterpiece. Campion won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 1993 for the film, making her the first woman ever to win this prestigious award; it also won Best Original Screenplay
The death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father's death. But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. The police are investigating. None of it makes any sense. Martin sets off to Palermo in search of answers about his father's activities, while Evie moves into Noah's apartment, waiting to learn where her life might take her. Retracing their father's steps in their own way, neither of his children can see the path ahead
Black mirror by Gail Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Morrell was once a great artist. She led the high life - living and working in Paris, mixing with the artists of the Surrealist movement. Her work was largely forgotten in the fifties and sixties, but was rediscovered in the seventies, when she became something of a cult figure on the London art scene. She now lives as a recluse in Hampstead, London. And she is dying. Anna Griffin is the young woman commissioned to write a biography of Victoria's life. In many ways their lives strangely intersect, since they grew up in the same mining town and share preoccupations with underground spaces, deserts and the many forms of grief. In a compelling double narrative, Gail Jones tracks Victoria's past as it intertwines with Anna's life
Sorry by Gail Jones( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the remote outback of Western Australia during World War II, English anthropologist Nicholas Keene and his wife, Stella, raise a lonely child, Perdita. Her upbringing is far from ordinary: in a shack in the wilderness, with a distant father burying himself in books and an unstable mother whose knowledge of Shakespeare forms the backbone of the girl's limited education. Emotionally adrift, Perdita becomes friends with a deaf and mute boy, Billy, and an Aboriginal girl, Mary
Dreams of speaking by Gail Jones( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice is entranced by the aesthetics of technology 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. From the boundlessness of space walking to the frustrating constrictions of one person?s daily existence, Dreams of Speaking paints with grace and skill the experience of needing to belong despite wanting to be alone
Sixty lights by Gail Jones( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project estuary : N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve System : a curriculum guide for teachers by Gail Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The floating world : Jo Darbyshire by Jo Darbyshire( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa del respiro by Gail Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunburnt country by Joyce Shiner( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunburnt Country is an outstanding selection of autobiographical stories and short fiction about Australia and Australians. From childhood, through adolescence, work and marriage, to old age, these stories provide a lively, at times moving, sometimes funny, glimpse into many aspects of life in Australia
Vite feticcio by Gail Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yonder come day by Clayton White Singers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family secrets by Gail Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gail Jones australische Schriftstellerin

Gail Jones contemporary Australian novelist and academic

Gail Jones romanschrijfster uit Australië

Jones, Gail M. 1955-

Jones, Gail Marie 1955-

Гейл Джонс

Languages
English (154)

German (22)

French (4)

Italian (4)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Serbian (1)