Vermilion single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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  • Appears in:
    y Southerly vol. 59 no. 3-4 Spring-Summer 1999 Z589279 1999 periodical issue 1999 pg. 297-308
Alternative title: Vermilion : A Short Story
  • Appears in:
    y The Fog Garden Marion Halligan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001 Z792019 2001 single work novel

    'Somewhere in the kaleidoscope between life and art sits Clare, whose story is Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden. Clare, like Marion, is a woman of a certain age whose much-loved husband of thirty-odd years has just died. And Clare, like Marion, is a novelist.

    'With the loss of such a marriage of true minds and kindred spirits Clare finds herself building a 'cathedral of grief' - and reeling into the arms of an old friend. Life and writing loop and spiral around Clare and the central enormous fact of her husband's death.

    'The Fog Garden is a rollercoaster of a story about the nature of fiction and how life creates art, how adultery can be liberating and how sex doesn't stop with age, and how grief is as much a gift as love.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001
    pg. 38-55
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