The Sunlit Zone
About the book
Set on the east coast of Australia between 2020 and 2050, this surprising verse novel imagines a futuristic world in which technology has changed the daily texture of human life but life itself hasn’t changed much at all. Jacobson uses a casual-seeming voice that belies the craft and care in the writing. In a world radically different from ours in some ways, in others it is disconcertingly the same. Designer babies and hybrid pets abound. Yet the love stories and family tragedies depicted have the same qualities as those we know, as do the experiences of loss and recovery.
About the author
Lisa Jacobson is the author of four poetry collections: Hair & Skin & Teeth (Five islands Press, 1995); The Sunlit Zone (Five Islands Press, 2012), which won the Adelaide Festival John Bray Poetry Award and was shortlisted in four other national awards; South in the World (UWA Publishing, 2014) and The Asylum Poems (IPSI, 2016). She lives in Melbourne, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University.