Five Bells (novel)
Five Bells (2011) is a novel by Australian author Gail Jones.
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Followed by||A Guide to Berlin|
Five Bells concerns four main characters who visit Circular Quay in Sydney on the same day: Ellie, a PhD student; James, a teacher; Catherine, an Irish woman mourning the loss of her brother; and Pei Xing, a Chinese woman.
- "The first debt of this project is to Kenneth Slessor's elegiac poem, "Five Bells" (1939), which returned to me, like a remembered song, one midnight on a ferry in the centre of Circular Quay". (Author's acknowledgements: p. 217)