Isabelle of the Moon and Stars

Isabelle of the Moon and Stars

Following her acclaimed debut Red Dress Walking " hailed as a -promising debut' by the Australian Book Review and a -beautifully written and intellectually interesting novel' by the Sydney Morning Herald " S.A. Jones returns with a novel that confirms her talent.

Isabelle of the Moon and Stars is a provocative, funny and tender novel about the dark places from one of Australia's brightest new voices.

Isabelle is stuck in a dead-end government job, trying desperately to keep it together and ward off The Black Place.

Her best friend Evan is her safe haven: they laugh at each other's jokes, share the same interests, and take the piss out of each other with the ruthless efficiency of long acquaintance. Sex isn't an issue because Evan has made a bargain with God to keep it in his pants, and Isabelle is still recovering from being deserted by her fiancé.

But as Evan reconsiders his vow, Isabelle contrives a bizarre passion for her boss.

Everything implodes one suffocatingly hot Australia Day. Escaping the resulting chaos, Isabelle flees to Prague where she struggles to confront her fears through the lens of history.

S.A. (Sarah) Jones was born in England and raised on a remote island in the Buccaneer Archipelago off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia.

Jones' essays, opinion pieces and reviews have appeared in The Age, Crikey, The Guardian, The Drum, Mamamia and Kill Your Darlings. She has been shortlisted for the Fish International Short Story Prize and Memoir Prize.

In 2013 she was named one of Australia's -100 Women of Influence' by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac for her work in public policy.

She holds a PhD in History from the University of Western Australia. She has had an eclectic career including stints as an academic, shadow-Ministerial staffer, magazine editor, researcher, policy and regulatory analyst and project director, manager of a taxi unit, and General Manager of Pastoral Lands. She is currently a regulatory analyst for a major transport company (aka 'Boss of Trucks").

Jones currently lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter. She previously lived in Perth.

Isabelle of the Moon and Stars
UWA Publishing
Author: S.A. (Sarah) Jones
ISBN: 9781742586038
RRP: $27.99


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