is a tale of two histories. In the present:
Tinnitus is the spirit of the age.William comes home, flicks the
radio on, turns it up. His head is full of noise.
William and in his friends live in Sydney, a mumbling city. They
think about the future, and thinking hurts.
the future: Sydney has been emptied out by economic forces and re-opened
as a museum. The museum guide's task is to describe the city's history
to tourists. He can no longer tell if that history is true or if
he has made it up. He hears the firmness in his voice on the cassette
tapes and he keeps his doubts to himself.