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Author Jones, Gail, 1955-

Title Sixty lights / Gail Jones
Published London : The Harvill Press, 2004


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 MELB  827.03 J7725 A6/S  AVAILABLE
 MELB  827.03 J7725 A6/S  AVAILABLE
Description 249 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Summary "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-two. 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." "Sixty Lights is the 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."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Historical fiction
Notes Shortlisted for the 2005 Miles Franklin Award
Subject Women -- India -- Fiction.
Photographers -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Westfield Literary Prize Nominations (2005)
Women photographers -- Fiction.
India -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction
Historical fiction.
LC no. 2005360932
ISBN 1843431963 paperback
1843431955 hardback
OTHER TI 60 lights