Lorelei Vashti

Lorelei Vashti

Lorelei Vashti is a freelance writer and book editor. She has contributed to various print and online publications, and from 2010-2011 she was a columnist for The Age's Green Guide. Her latest project is a blog called Dress, Memory, a piecemeal memoir of her twenties in dresses.

Lorelei Vashti reviews 'Somebody to Love' by Steve Holden

December 2010–January 2011, no. 327 10 June 2011
Steve Holden’s début novel puts us inside the head of a transsexual mortician living in a small Tasmanian town. It could be a stifling and lonely place to be, but the nameless protagonist draws us persuasively into her world. As a mortician, her job is to disguise death, but as a storyteller she is able to illuminate it for our benefit. The tale unravels during the busiest weekend in the histo ... (read more)