Equinox

A Novel In Verse

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Publisher Description

With its currents wearing its sandstone away, Sydney seems like one of the elements, sinking with the tides, pulled by the stars. It moves to the long pulse of the universe as its rhythms drift in and out of phase. It waxes, it wanes; it is lost and rebuilt every year.


Equinox tells a story of Sydney over four seasons. The days lengthen and fortune shines, until the earth swings from the sun and into a long winter. The city-dwellers all draw the same curve with their lives: the bright spark whose job is killing him in any number of ways; the deckhand trying to shunt her father through his life; the beauty queen who finds the city a jealous rival; even the homeless man wandering like a frightened angel. They struggle through different parts of the city—though their paths may meet, and they may help each other back to the spring.


Each day in the city’s year is told in a sonnet, capturing some of the patterns and rhythms of the story. Each sonnet is an impression, strung together into the moving image of a city and its many parts, its rivers and gardens, its towers and suburbs, its pubs and empty streets, and the people who cling to it as if to a ship in high seas.


Equinox is the sequel to Solstice, which was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel literary award and performed at the Adelaide Festival with music by Kate Ceberano and Barney McAll. Equinox was first serialised on the Sydney Morning Herald's website and was recently tweeted in its entirety over the course of a year.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
March 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ligature
SELLER
Ligature Pty Limited
SIZE
1.2
MB

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