International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
'We must talk, Alice Black, about this world of modern things. This buzzing world.' 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. 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. This novel from Man Booker longlisted author, Gail Jones is distinguished by its honesty and intelligence. 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.
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Used availability for Gail Jones's Dreams of Speaking
March 2006 : UK Hardback
March 2007 : UK Paperback
January 2006 : Australia Paperback
October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Dreams Of Speaking
Author(s): Gail Jones
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK