Lorelei Vashti

Lorelei Vashti reviews 'Somebody to Love' by Steve Holden

Lorelei Vashti
Friday, 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.