y Valley of Grace single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Valley of Grace is an interwoven narrative of modern day Paris.

'Fanny and Gerard fall in love in a way that surprises even them as their lives fill with good sex and loving companionship. But they long for a child to complete their happiness. Two of Fanny's lesbian friends feel similarly driven by the need to have a child. But how to make that possible?

'Jean-Marie is an internationally regarded professor of philosophy whose adoring students are willing sexual partners fulfilling the tenets of his libertarianism. But perhaps philosophy can't bear the weight of human emotion.

'When Gerard buys a beautiful old house in the suburbs, the disturbing contents of the attic binds the stories into an intriguing and darkly disturbing knot. (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bianca Lucy, Julee and James
  • Epigraph: All things, said Plato, are produced either by nature, or by chance, or by art; the greatest sand most beautiful by one or other of the first tow, the least and most imperfect by the last.

    Montaigne Essays

    Book 1, Chapter 31, 'On Cannibals'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
      Extent: 247p.
      ISBN: 9781741756944

Works about this Work

Journeys and Pilgrimages : Marion Halligan's Fiction Dorothy Jones , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 19-23)
A Fertile Imagination Christopher Bantick , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 March 2009; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Cheryl Jorgensen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 March 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Grief Weaves in Gifts of Life Marion Halligan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 March 2009; (p. 10)
Charm Softens a Dark Heart Cathy Peake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 March 2009; (p. 11)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Story Comes Second in a Fine Exploration of Ethics Nicola Walker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 March 2009; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 March 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Tasty Layers of Love, Lust and Longing Felicity Plunkett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 March 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Reality Checkers Stella Clarke , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 4 no. 3 2009; (p. 8)

— Review of The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel ; Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Legacies Shaping the Present Christina Hill , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 310 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Lust, Love, Longing and Corollary Felicity Plunkett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Lachlan Jobbins , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 351 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
A Fertile Imagination Christopher Bantick , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 March 2009; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Cheryl Jorgensen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 March 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Charm Softens a Dark Heart Cathy Peake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 March 2009; (p. 11)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Story Comes Second in a Fine Exploration of Ethics Nicola Walker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 March 2009; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 March 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Tasty Layers of Love, Lust and Longing Felicity Plunkett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 March 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Reality Checkers Stella Clarke , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 4 no. 3 2009; (p. 8)

— Review of The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel ; Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Legacies Shaping the Present Christina Hill , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 310 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Lust, Love, Longing and Corollary Felicity Plunkett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Lachlan Jobbins , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Untitled Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 351 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Valley of Grace Marion Halligan 2009 single work novel
Grief Weaves in Gifts of Life Marion Halligan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 March 2009; (p. 10)
Journeys and Pilgrimages : Marion Halligan's Fiction Dorothy Jones , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 19-23)
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