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ID
b277
Title
"The Golden Oriole."
Genre
Novella
Page Count
29
Word Count
7000
Publisher
Woman's Own
Publication Year
1962
Topics
Sex

A fragile and troubled woman, frozen in a stultifying and unconsummated marriage, finds her sensuality awakened by a virile admire. The title stems from a vivid dream shared by the woman's lover, in which he catches a rare bird and it talks to him (interestingly, Bates alludes to the rarity of the bird in chapter 3 of another novella of this period, "An Aspidistra in Babylon"). In Woman's Own (February 24, 1962), The Golden Oriole (1962).