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Fremantle Arts Centre Press
Jack Biner, folklorist and gifted listener, imagines Windrup is just another country town. But soon he is entrusted with the vivid and often moving world or people's memories. His need to remain an impartial collector is shaken. He finds he must live through much more than his own dilemmas as he meets Mrs Bukowski, the moody landlady; Laura, the painter; her cagey husband; and the enigmatic Fisher...
Playback is a richly imaginative, playful and sensual work that explores history, repression, silence, love, and the power of art. And finally, the elusive question, what is 'truth'?
"Salom's rich, suggestive prose...has an arresting, dreamlike quality which ultimately finds truth in abstraction, the landscape, eroticism and...reminiscence of the common man." - The West Australian.