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    Bruce Menzies

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Absence Makes

by: Bruce Menzies

Description 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 […]

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Bruce Menzies was born in Subiaco, Western Australia. After scraping through a law degree he moved to Canberra for a stint in the Public Service, highlighted by 3 years in Germany. In the seventies, he worked as a lawyer in Fremantle and helped set up a Montessori school. Graduating to an Indian ashram, he spent 7 years in a commune before returning to Perth. In 1990 Bruce and his wife built a mud brick home in Denmark, grew bio-dynamic raspberries and ran holiday accommodation. During that period Bruce morphed from a lawyer into a mediator – and succumbed to the writing virus. In 2011, he published The Warp and the Weft, an account of his ancestors and their migration to Australia in the nineteenth century. His first novel, Absence Makes, was published by Vivid in April 2013. Since then, Bruce has published two more novels - Ascending Sideways and Dreaming South Terrace, plus a number of travel photo-journals.
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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.’

Parallel or intersecting lives? Eternal estrangement or potential reunion? In the background, the music plays, and the new Labor government surges and splutters – an Australian Reformation with the Emperor at its helm.

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