The Golden Dress by Marion Halligan

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June 1998, no. 201
Terri-ann White reviews 'The Golden Dress' by Marion Halligan

The Golden Dress

by Marion Halligan

Viking, $19.95 pb, 380 pp, 0 670 87968 1

The Golden Dress by Marion Halligan

Reviewed by
June 1998, no. 201

Marion Halligan’s new novel has as its centrepiece, shiny and assertive, flagged by its title, a dress made with loving care but, nonetheless, improvised just so that the fabric will go far enough. A dress that Molly Pellerin wears to a party at the laundry where she works, an event that becomes a defining moment in her life, the dress a legacy, offering an image of Molly as dazzling, beautiful, and loved. The photograph sustains her memory, potently, permanently.

Terri-ann White reviews 'The Golden Dress' by Marion Halligan

The Golden Dress

by Marion Halligan

Viking, $19.95 pb, 380 pp, 0 670 87968 1

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