- List Price: $13.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
- Publish date: 09/01/1997
- ISBN: 9781875559367
- ISBN10: 1875559361
Imago tells of the migration of Molly Rose, a young British immigrant, virgin bride of the hopelessly inhibited soil scientist Jimmy from England to Australia. Jimmy is lost culturally and spiritually while his young wife is immediately seduced by the country -- its smells, climate, light -- and Marj, the hospitable neighbor.
Marj was fat. 'But it wasn't only her bulk that interested Molly. It was the color and texture of the skin -- taut, brown, hardened. Skin stretched and hair bleached. Good-looking, hardworking skin.' The friendship that develops between Marj and Molly Rose fills this story of love and obsession, of seductions and transformations.