This course will be devoted to the work of one of the foremost contemporary Australian writers, Gail Jones. We will read her four novels, which will take us to settings as far apart as Sydney and Nagasaki, London and Mumbai, and to themes as divers as the technologies of modernity, the Australian `stolen gerenations`, and the Chinese cultural revolution, among others. We will also read some of her critical work, plus perhaps one or the other short story.