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A History of Silence [Paperback]

Lloyd Jones
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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His book is a knockout, a fresh immaculately paced study of the process by which old information becomes new, and one of the bravest and best-written memoirs I have read (Daily Telegraph)

Throughout this brilliant memoir, the ultimate impact of the book lies with how openly and humanely Jones responds, as an author and a son, to a truer picture of his family (Australian Book Review)

Poetically observed detail and an affecting evocation of the past will reward readers interested in the way our history can shape us (Books + Publishing)

Lloyd is a masterful writer and his exquisite prose renders a city in much the same manner as a photographer, capturing the disaster before him in all its fine, grainy detail . . . A History of Silence is a unique and mesmerising book (Big Issue)

A History of Silence is as . . . wilful and compelling as his fiction (Canberra Times)

A pleasurable experience, gently paced and studded with lovely phrasing (Weekend Australian)

Very moving portrayal of a disquieting family mystery (Weekend Herald)

Eloquently portrayed (Sunday Times)

A History of Silence is ravishing, a work that takes the 2011 Christchurch earthquake as its touchstone and turns into an almost Joycean ramble through his memories of his family. It is often beautifully, painfully frank about how little he knew his late parents, as he obliquely traces their lives back to the start of the 20th century, sleuthing about to find the painful secrets in his mum's past. It's a work about the precariousness of our domestic realities, a cryptic true-life detective story (Metro) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

A moving memoir about family from Man Booker shortlisted author Lloyd Jones. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lloyd Jones is the author of several novels and short story collections which include Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize best book award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. It has been made into a film starring Hugh Laurie. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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