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Sixty Lights

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
In 1860, when they are just eight and ten, Lucy Strange and her brother Thomas are orphaned. Left now in the care of their uncle, the children begin slowly, frighteningly, to find their place in the difficult world. And so begins Lucy's adolescent journey of discovery, one which will take her away from her childhood home in Australia, first to London, then to Bombay and, finally, to her death, at the age of twenty-three. It is a life abbreviated, but not a life diminished. Lucy is a remarkable character, forthright, gifted and exuberant; she touches the lives of all who know her. Written in confident, finely interwoven and intricate layers, Sixty Lights is the powerful chronicle of a modern and independent young woman's life in the Victorian world. Objects evoke memories and hint at the future in a narrative that flows between pleats in time. Through her observation of such objects Lucy's photographic vision is apparent. Her world is a series of still images which one day, printed on albumen paper, she will leave as affecting mementoes of her own extraordinary life.

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sixty Lights
Author(s): Gail Jones
ISBN: 1-84343-195-5 / 978-1-84343-195-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sixty Lights
Author(s): Gail Jones
ISBN: 0-09-947203-1 / 978-0-09-947203-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sixty Lights
Author(s): Gail Jones
ISBN: 1-84343-196-3 / 978-1-84343-196-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sixty Lights
Author(s): Gail Jones
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK