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by Rod Jones

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Author: Rod Jones
ISBN: 0224025171
ISBN13: 978-0224025171
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (A Division of Random House Group); First American Edition edition (March 3, 1988)
Pages: 128
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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

ROD JONES was born in 1953. ROD JONES was born in 1953. 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 Étranger. Prince of the Lilies appeared in 1991 and Jones’s third novel, Billy Sunday, four years later.

Perhaps "Julia Paradise" would have succeeded had Jones delved more into Julia's hallucinations . Rod Jones was enthusiastically recommended to me by an Australian friend of mine

Perhaps "Julia Paradise" would have succeeded had Jones delved more into Julia's hallucinations, presenting them as the sort of surreal dream he accomplished with "Billy Sunday. 5 people found this helpful. Rod Jones was enthusiastically recommended to me by an Australian friend of mine. I have to say that I just do not get it. I found Julia Paradise to be disjointed, grotty, pompous, and at least a little bit silly. As a reinterpretation of Freud I found it obvious and not terribly interesting. I read it quickly and was not either moved or offended. It just seemed like a waste of time. Very difficult for me to see why this won a national fiction award in Australia.

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Rod Jones is the author of five novels, short stories and travel writing. His first novel, Julia Paradise, won the fiction prize at the 1988 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was runner-up for France's Femina Etranger prize. It has been published throughout the world. His third novel, Billy Sunday, was the 1995 Age Book of the Year for fiction and won the 1996 National Book Council Award for fiction. Nightpictures was shortlisted for the 1998 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Rod Jones is the author of five novels, short stories and travel writing. The Mothers is a book about secrets

Rod Jones is the author of five novels, short stories and travel writing. The Mothers is a book about secrets.

Jones should be counted amongst Australia’s most interesting and talented novelists

Shanghai, 1927 -- hot, teeming, mysterious. Jones should be counted amongst Australia’s most interesting and talented novelists. His gift lies in his ability to write with crisp clarity about the murky and the intangible; with confidence and force about the uncertain; with detachment about passion and with passion about detachment. Utterly origina. remarkable accomplishment.

Shanghai, 1927: hot, teeming, mysterious.

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Comments to eBook Julia Paradise
Rainbearer
I bought and read this novel because Carolyn See, in her book Making a Literary Life called "one of the finest novels in the language". What a disappointment! I truly regret that Ms See is no longer alive, because I would have loved to ask her to explain to me, humble reader, why did she think so highly of a good but certainly not extraordinary novel.
Hǻrley Quinn
I was first introduced to "Julia Paradise" when I was working at the Scribner Book Store in New York in 1986, and found a pre-publication reviewer's copy among a box of "freebies" offered to employees. I was instantly captivated by the beauty and complexity of Rod Jones's poetic prose, and the power and depth of the story itself. Although superficially a love story (of sorts) set in Shanghai in the '30s, the novel is, on another level, a retelling, in more modern terms, of Coleridge's unfinished long poem "Cristobel," and a dreamlike, mythic quality prevails throughout. I loved this novel so much that I immediately bought the hardcover when it was released, despite the fact that I had already read it. Then I read it again. Having said all this, I am not surprised to find that some of the people I've recommended this book to over the years have failed to appreciate it. It is an intricate--and often daunting--reading experience; casual readers could easily miss much of the richness that is here. Most of those I've suggested it to have loved it, by the way. And there is more than ample reason to love a book so exquisitely made.
Vizil
Rod Jones was enthusiastically recommended to me by an Australian friend of mine. I have to say that I just do not get it.

I found Julia Paradise to be disjointed, grotty, pompous, and at least a little bit silly. As a reinterpretation of Freud I found it obvious and not terribly interesting. I read it quickly and was not either moved or offended. It just seemed like a waste of time. Very difficult for me to see why this won a national fiction award in Australia.

Perhaps I would like something else by Jones better. Hard to say. All I know is that I will not be rushing to find out.
Andromathris
I didn't like it at all.
Binthars
In Shanghai in the late 1920s, a Scottish psychotherapist treats a woman suffering from hallucinations. The patient, Julia Paradise, is the wife of a Christian missionary and begins an affair with the psychotherapist, telling him her secret history as a victim of incest.

The novel is incredibly short, just 123 pages, but manages to make of itself a rather offensive spectacle, dealing as it does only with ugly portraits of sexuality. None of the characters become worthy of our empathy or even sympathy. This is in rather bold contrast to Rod Jones' later novel "Billy Sunday." Perhaps "Julia Paradise" would have succeeded had Jones delved more into Julia's hallucinations, presenting them as the sort of surreal dream he accomplished with "Billy Sunday."
Phalaken
Never read such a short novel that was so thickly woven absolutely brilliant
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