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Julia Paradise
Author: Rod Jones

ISBN: 9781922147127
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 26 June 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1 x 1.0
He would relive for a long time everything she said to him in the room at the mission. He would recall the way her voice had grown thicker and thicker, and how her head had begun to hang to one side from the exhaustion of her telling, and how he made himself face the photograph of the dead child...Shanghai, 1927: hot, teeming, mysterious. Kenneth Ayres, a disciple of Freud, is an anonymous expatriate treating the lonely wives and daughters of British colonials. When Julia Paradise, the wife of an Australian missionary, is sent to him for psychoanalysis, he is seduced into her world, a kaleidoscope of incestuous eroticism and grotesque hallucinations. But Ayres hides an even darker secret...

About the Author

Rod Jones was born in 1953. He grew up in Melbourne and studied at the University of Melbourne. Jones's first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), won the fiction award at the 1988 Adelaide Festival, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was runner-up for the Prix Femina Etranger. It has been translated into ten languages and published throughout the world. Prince of the Lilies appeared in 1991 and Jones's third novel, Bill...

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