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Dreams of Speaking

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Dreams of Speaking

Dreams of Speaking
Author Gail Jones
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Vintage Books, Australia
Publication date 2006
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 229 pp
ISBN 1-74166-522-1
OCLC Number Dewey Decimal 823 22
LC Classification PR9619.3.J6863 D74 2006b
Preceded by Sixty Lights
Followed by Sorry

Dreams of Speaking is a 2006 novel by Australian author Gail Jones.


The novel explores the themes of the creative writing process, memory, loneliness and cross-cultural friendships.


"Let us sculpt in hopeless silence all our dreams of speaking" - Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet



  • This novel was also printed in a German edition.


  • "The Age" [1]
  • "Readings" [2]
  • "The Sydney Morning Herald" [3]
  • "The Telegraph" [4]
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