The Sunlit Zone is a moving elegy of love and loss, admirable for its narrative sweep and the family dynamic that drives it. A risk-taking work of rare, imaginative power.
The Sunlit Zone combines the narrative drive of the novel with the perfect pitch of true poetry. A darkly futuristic vision shot through with bolts of light. Brilliant, poignant, disconcerting.
This novel in verse, at once magical and irresistible, draws us in to a vivid future. In Lisa Jacobson’s telling, the Australian fascination with salt water and sea change is made over anew. Romance holds hands with science and takes to the ocean.
Winner of the 2014 John Bray Poetry Award (Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature)
Shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
Shortlisted for the 2013 Stella Prize
Shortlisted for the 2012 Wesley Michel Wright Prize
Shortlisted for Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (as a manuscript)