by Mena Calthorpe
The Text Publishing Melbourne, 2016
Paper back– 300 pages
The Dyehouse provides readers with a portrait of post-war Australia, at a time when industry was being radically transformed by new industrial technology. Mena Calthorpe – who herself worked in a textile factory – takes the reader inside this world of underlings, middlemen and bosses. Her personal experience makes for an insightful portrayal of their lives. A great Australian novel about life in Australia.