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Sorry By Gail Jones

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by Gail Jones

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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 develops a friendship with an Aboriginal girl, Mary, with whom she will share a very special bond.
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Sorry by Gail Jones

This is a story that can only be told in a whisper... In the remote outback of Western Australia, English anthropologist Nicholas Keene and his wife Stella raise a curious child, Perdita. Her childhood is far from ordinary; 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 develops a friendship with an Aboriginal girl, Mary, with whom she will share a very special bond. She appears content with her unusual family life in this remote corner of the globe until Nicholas Keane is discovered murdered...

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Sorry Reviews


"Haunting" * Herald *
"Powerful and poignant" * Guardian *
"She has a gift for lyricism and elegant imagery... leaves a lovely legacy" * The Times *
"Shards of poetry stud Jones' writing like diamonds" * Independent *

About Gail Jones


Gail Jones teaches literature, cinema and cultural studies at the University of Western Australia. She is the author of Sixty Lights which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Dreams of Speaking and Sorry, both of which were longlisted for the Orange Prize, and Five Bells.

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GOR001598930
Sorry by Gail Jones
Gail Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2008-03-06
224
0099507099
9780099507093
Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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