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The Bureau & Beyond by George Kennedy

The Bureau & Beyond

by George Kennedy

544 pages
The Bureau is beset by doctrinaire feminism. Sexual harassment may be an unwelcome cup of coffee or the gift of a poem.

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Category: Memoir
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About the Book
"...Highly entertaining" wrote a notable Booker Prize winner of my opal-mining Memoir.

The Bureau is beset by doctrinaire feminism. Sexual harassment may be an unwelcome cup of coffee or a poem.

Pincy Whye? "Pincy Whye...Mr. Kennedy."Is it a product? "Mr. Kennedy, my name is Pincy Whye..." It's a person. How could anyone be named Pincy? "I'm calling from the ABS". Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene? Anti-lock Braking System? American Bible Society? "The Australian Bureau of Statistics... I want you to work for us."

"Know what Pincy announced after recruiting you on the phone?" 'That was Mr. Kennedy, an inventor, if you don't mind. No doubt he hasn't done a tap of work in his life'. I do mind...enormously. The Bureau is unclean.

For Simin, who asked for a "happy pie" at the canteen.
Helpless in the steely grip of stainless serving tongs,
A party pie lay brooding on intolerable wrongs:
Baked past bearing, straitened in a shrunken, see-through jacket,
Laid down with rows of other pies and frozen in a packet.
And warmed up for a snack! If that's the rule at parties, then
It should not have come to this one and would never come again.
But...

 

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About the Author
The author lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He is a lover of English, an enemy of isms and an iconograph.

 

 

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