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by Menzies, Bruce

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TitleAbsence Makes
Author / Responsible partyMenzies, Bruce
GenreAustralian fiction.
TopicsAustralian fiction. Australian fiction -- 21st century. Social workers -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


‘Borne by a moonlit angel her voice circled the night.’ Perth, Australia, 1974. Young marrieds, Ross and June, attend a Joan Baez concert. Absent from the Old Men’s Home, Baxter Moncur is in the audience. Despite their age difference, Ross and Baxter have much in common. Personal insecurities. Confronting love stories. Testing family dynamics. And an unceasing struggle to reconcile past circumstances with present realities. Enter Simone Passeri, a social worker undertaking a research project. Above and beyond the scope of her work, Simone embarks on a search. A self-confessed failure at Relationships 101, she casts off the conventional social worker image and takes us on an unconventional ride. In her own words: ‘Very seventies, actually.’ Set in an era of personal and political change, Absence Makes is a rich journey of aspiration, despair, experiment and discovery.

Additional Information

System control numberS12997
Original Print PublisherWestern Australia : Vivid Publishing A division of the Fontaine Publishing Group, 2013
NarratorNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Narrator NameNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator