The Death of Noah Glass
by Gail Jones
Pub Date 17 May 2019
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When Noah Glass is found dead, his adult children must unravel his apparent involvement in an art theft. A layered novel about art, memory and legacy.
Having just returned from a trip to Sicily, the art historian, Noah Glass is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His grieving adult children Martin and Evie must deal with the shock of their father's death but also with his involvement in a sculpture missing from a museum in Palermo. Jones ponders the concept of a single life and the ways in which it exists in the memory of others. She skilfully explores how books, films and paintings can become repositories of time.
"Told masterfully from the perspectives of three finely drawn characters, The Death of Noah Glass combines an enjoyable escapade involving art theft, mafia conspiracy, romance, and a suspicious death with a literary exploration of grief, identity and the power of the past to damage present lives."—Books + Publishing
"Swooningly lyrical, carrying the reader along in the wake of its beauty."—Australian Book Review
"Among (Jones’s) finest work."—The Australian
‘A book about ways of seeing and about the gaps that persist between vision and understanding."—Saturday Paper
"A superb novel full of sadness and mystery."—Readings