Belinda Jeffrey: One Long Thread

Laura Elvery

Laura Elvery

Laura Elvery is a PhD candidate and tutor at Queensland University of Technology. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Award,

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Laura Elvery

 

One Long Thread
by Belinda Jeffrey
University of Queensland Press, $19.95 pb, 244 pp, 9780702238925

 

In Ruby Moon’s family, the colour red is associated with shame, sin, death, and – much later – love, triumph, and happiness. Creative, introverted Ruby (nicknamed ‘Button’ after swallowing one as a child) is twin to daring Sally. Ruby describes them as one moth: ‘two wings grown from the same beginning.’ Two halves, not yet formed.

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Published in June 2012 no. 342

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