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Our Shadows

Gail Jones



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Text Publishing Company
02 October 2020
A sweeping intergenerational novel from 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Award winner Gail Jones.

Our Shadows is a story about three generations of family living in Kalgoorlie, where gold was discovered in 1893 by an Irish-born prospector named Paddy Hannan, whose own history weaves in and out of this beguiling novel.

Nell and Frances are sisters who are close enough in age to be mistaken for twins. Raised by their grandparents, they now live in Sydney. Each in her own way struggles with the loss of their parents.

Little by little the sisters grow to understand the imaginative force of the past and the legacy of their shared orphanhood. Then Frances decides to make a journey home to the goldfields to explore what lies hidden and unspoken in their lives, in the shadowy tunnels of the past.
By:   Gail Jones
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   426g
ISBN:   9781922330284
ISBN 10:   1922330280
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   02 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gail Jones is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the IMPAC Award and the Prix Femina tranger. The Death of Noah Glass won the Prime Minister's Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction.

Reviews for Our Shadows

'An intellectually strenuous entertainment concerned with the nature and loss of senses, of filial obligations and their cost, of the vertiginous role of chance...another rich and accomplished work. ' * Sydney Morning Herald on The Death of Noah Glass * 'Weaving together multiple narratives...the novel sketches a family portrait full of love, loss, and regret.' * Kirkus on The Death of Noah Glass * 'An oblique and poetic novel...a vivid, unsettling study of mortality.' * Sunday Times on The Death of Noah Glass *

  • Long-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2021 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Fiction, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 (Australia)

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