When Will gave Emily a stunning, deeply sexy red dress, somehow everything in changes . a playful, modern, engrossing novel of ideas, books, love, relationships, breakdowns and break-ups.
The dress haunts my steps. Flashes of red on the street mesmerise me. I am alive to red cars, red shoes and the red of Suella's lipstick. It is silken laudanum that has thrown a distorting film over everything. The dress flutters through my dream life like a taunting red banner. Dreams innocuous and surreal are sure to be punctuated by a crimson flash. Sometimes there is just the barest hint of it so I am not even certain that it flared at all.
This is the story of an intimate circle of friends and one couple, Will and Emily, who are very much in love with each other. But one day Will gives Emily a stunning, deeply sexy red dress, and somehow everything changes.
A thought-provoking novel of beauty, books, love and desire, Red Dress Walking is a playful, clever and sexy novel about men and women, breakdowns and break-ups, the fierce friendships that women have, and what certain books mean to us.
S. A. Jones is a compulsive reader and writer and her first novel, Red Dress Walking, is in many ways homage to both pursuits. Her eclectic career includes stints as an academic, shadow Ministerial staffer, management consultant and confectionary vendor. S. A. Jones ('Sarah' to her parents and 'Serje' to her friends) is 34 and lives in Inglewood, Western Australia. Her pursuits include running (at which she is not naturally gifted), champagne with her girlfriends (at which she is remarkably adept), book group, cooking and eating.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - B format