Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, the site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the glorious surroundings and the play of light on water.
But each of the four carries a complicated history from elsewhere; past intimacies, secrets and guilt haunt each: Ellie is preoccupied with her sexual experiences as a girl, James with a tragedy for which he feels responsible, Catherine by the loss of her beloved brother in Dublin and Pei Xing by her imprisonment during China's Cultural Revolution.
Told throughout Saturday, Five Bells describes four lives that chime and resonate, sharing mysterious patterns and symbols. (back cover)