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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters
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Molly and Finn are passionate friends and have been for over twenty years. They write to each other about lovers, risotto, mothering, and the many pleasures of the body. They write feisty letters gossiping outrageously, arguing fiercely, exchanging present intimacies and past secrets. Finn, at Molly's insistence, tells of her past love affairs in delicious detail. But there is one story that Finn cannot bear to tell. That is, until outside events force this secret from her. There are contradictions and difficulties within this friendship, yet it survives. It billows out as tough, beautiful and necessary as parachute silk to a pair of skydivers. Publisher blurb.

Notes

  • Includes previously published works by the author and other writers as noted in the acknowledgments on pages 208-209.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Spinifex Press , 2001 .
      Extent: 210p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 187675611X

Works about this Work

[Review] Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Iris Lowe , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 185-186) JAS Review of Books , August no. 8 2002;

— Review of Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel
Women and Friendship : Following a New Recipe Jo Lampert , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 8 2002; (p. 109)

— Review of Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel
Mars Bars and Ecstasy Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 167 2002; (p. 108-110)

— Review of All That False Instruction : A Novel of Lesbian Love Elizabeth Riley , 1975 single work novel ; Machines for Feeling Mireille Juchau , 2001 single work novel ; Room Temperature Cath Kenneally , 2001 single work novel ; Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel ; After Cynthia Amy Witting , 2001 single work novel ; Fish Lips Carolyn Van Langenberg , 2001 single work novel
An Epistolary Novel Nicolette Stasko , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 32)

— Review of Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel
[Review] Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Iris Lowe , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 185-186) JAS Review of Books , August no. 8 2002;

— Review of Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel
An Epistolary Novel Nicolette Stasko , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 32)

— Review of Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel
Mars Bars and Ecstasy Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 167 2002; (p. 108-110)

— Review of All That False Instruction : A Novel of Lesbian Love Elizabeth Riley , 1975 single work novel ; Machines for Feeling Mireille Juchau , 2001 single work novel ; Room Temperature Cath Kenneally , 2001 single work novel ; Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel ; After Cynthia Amy Witting , 2001 single work novel ; Fish Lips Carolyn Van Langenberg , 2001 single work novel
Women and Friendship : Following a New Recipe Jo Lampert , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 8 2002; (p. 109)

— Review of Parachute Silk : Friends, Food, Passion : A Novel in Letters Gina Mercer , 2001 single work novel
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