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Five Bells

by Gail Jones

On a radiant day in Sydney, four people converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Each visitor is haunted by past intimacies, secrets and guilt. A fifth figure at the Quay, a barely glimpsed child, reminds us that some patterns are imprecise and do not resolve. By night-time, when Sydney is drenched in a rainstorm, each life has been transformed. Five Bells is a novel of singular beauty and power by one of Australia’s most gifted novelists.

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