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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Somebody to Love
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'Over one weekend in a small Tasmanian town, a transsexual mortician prepares three bodies for burial at a funeral home. As she carefully works on the Kremmer son, the Esterhazen girl and Mr Phillips, she reflects on her own unusual life and childhood - her father's obsession with taxidermy and other darker pursuits, her own induction into the arts of taxidermy, the death of her parents and her ultimate transformation from man to woman.

'Her sex change was a tentative step towards finding somebody to love her, and choosing a man came next. But when her plans to be with her chosen one are interrupted, she discovers just how far she will go to keep the hope of love alive.

'In a corrupt world where appearance is everything, what makes us open our hearts to others.'

Source:www.penguin.com.au/ (Sighted 15/10/10).

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    The grave's a fine and private place,

    But none I think do there embrace.

    'To his Coy Mistress' -Andrew Marvell

    I shall but love thee better after death.

    'How do I love thee?' -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 171p.
      Note/s:
      • Also available as an electronic resource at publishers website.
      ISBN: 9780702238574 (pbk.), 9780702238260 (pdf)

Works about this Work

Untitled Lorelei Vashti-Waite , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 67)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
The Makeover Turns Macabre Thuy On , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 December 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 December 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Fall Girl Toni Jordan , 2010 single work novel ; Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 November 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Angela Meyer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Angela Meyer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 November 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 December 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Fall Girl Toni Jordan , 2010 single work novel ; Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
The Makeover Turns Macabre Thuy On , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 December 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Lorelei Vashti-Waite , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 67)

— Review of Somebody to Love Stephen Holden , 2010 single work novel
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