A Prayer for Owen Meany
How we cite our quotes:
"Who thought of the name "The Lady in Red'?" I asked the old teacher—in an effort to steer him back to what interested us.
"She found a dress in a store," Mr. McSwiney said. "She told me she wanted to be 'wholly out of character—but only once a week'!" He laughed. (7.164-165)
For Tabby, being "The Lady in Red" gave her the opportunity once a week to shed her wholesome Gravesend image and lifestyle and become someone completely different.