The Death of Noah Glass - Gail Jones

The Death of Noah Glass

By: Gail Jones

Paperback | 29 September 2020

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The Death of Noah Glass is a touching portrait of love, loss and regret, now available in a smaller, competitively priced edition.

The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father's death.

But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. The police are investigating. None of it makes any sense. Martin sets off to Palermo in search of answers about his father's activities, while Evie moves into Noah's apartment, waiting to learn where her life might take her.

Retracing their father's steps in their own way, neither of his children can see the path ahead. Gail Jones's mesmerising new novel tells a story about parents and children, and explores the overlapping patterns that life makes. The Death of Noah Glass is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time.

About the Author

Gail Jones Gail Jones lives in Sydney and teaches at the University of Western Sydney. Her books have won numerous literary awards in Australia. She is the author of two collections of short stories and five novels including Sixty Lights which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Dreams of Speaking which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize, and Sorry which was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Gail Jones is the author of two short-story collections, a critical monograph, and the novels Black Mirror, Sixty Lights, Dreams of Speaking, Sorry, Five Bells and A Guide to Berlin. Three times shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, her prizes include the WA Premier's Award for Fiction, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Age Book of the Year Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction and the ASAL Gold Medal. She has also been shortlisted for international awards, including the IMPAC and the Prix Femina. Her fiction has been translated into nine languages.
Industry Reviews
'Told masterfully from the perspectives of three finely drawn characters, The Death of Noah Glass combines an enjoyable escapade involving art theft, mafia conspiracy, romance, and a suspicious death with a literary exploration of grief, identity and the power of the past to damage present lives. Fans of Jones will not be disappointed, and new readers should find much to recommend it.'
* Books+Publishing *

'Jones is one of our greatest writers-for her enormous wisdom and insight as well as the shimmering intensity of her descriptive language.'
* West Australian *

'In all of Gail Jones's writing, words bump up against images from art and cinema-visual keys to convey what narrative may not.'
* Saturday Paper *

'The Death of Noah Glass is among (Jones's) finest work and I expect it will be among this year's outstanding novels.'
* Australian *

'The plot is one of Jones's most straightforward, but as always it is the links and echoes, the patterns that she sees in life and the way such patterns are represented and become part of our internal landscape that inform and fascinate, and make her work so rewarding.'
* Adelaide Advertiser *

'The Death of Noah Glass is a superb novel full of sadness and mystery. It further confirms Gail Jones's reputation as one of our great writers.'
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