Viewing Entry - Dreaming South Terrace (S12936) by Menzies, Bruce
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Dreaming South Terrace : a novel
Author / Responsible party
Australian fiction. Baby boom generation -- Fiction. Australian fiction -- 21st century. Western Australia -- Fiction.
VisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
This novel explores the evolution of a close-knit group of baby-boomers. We are taken back to 1990 where the port of Fremantle in Western Australia has morphed from 'shabby backwater to bohemian chic'. Eight-year-old Amity tags along each week with her parents to Drifters Cafe. Against a back-drop of change, at home and abroad, her parents and their friends discuss their lives and the world at large. Meanwhile, at an adjoining table, old Winnie tunes in to the conversations around her and reflects on her past, with all its joys and sorrows. Fast forward 25 years. Amity is now an historian, working on a narrative about her community. Using her parents and their group as her guinea pigs, Amity re-fashions their memories, aided by the notebooks of the long-departed Winnie. Dreaming South Terrace shines a light on the hearts and minds of its cast of characters, united in their love affair with the port city and the whiff of caffeine.