Almost a Mirror
Like fireflies to light, Mona and Danny are drawn to the glamour of the Crystal Ballroom and the post-punk music scene of 1980s Melbourne, and into the orbit of musicians such as Nick Cave and Dodge, a rock photographer intent on pushing his art to the edge. Set in the Blue Mountains as well as the city, Almost a Mirror is about photography, relationships and rock n roll—what we make of memories and what memories make of us—about how we are all shaped by the people and places that we have lost but how our chosen music can make our past available to us all over again. Evocative, tender and heart-wrenching. A novel tinged with both tragedy and joy.