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Invented lives, Andrea Goldsmith

Label
Invented lives
Title
Invented lives
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Goldsmith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the mid-1980s. In Australia, stay-at-home wives jostle with want-it-all feminists, while AIDS threatens the sexual freedom of everyone. On the other side of the world, the Soviet bloc is in turmoil. Mikhail Gorbachev has been in power for a year when twenty-four-year-old book illustrator Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad - forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she's inherited several generations worth of Russia's chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easy-going ways. Once settled in Melbourne, Galina is befriended by Sylvie and Leonard Morrow, and their adult son, Andrew. The Morrow marriage of thirty years balances on secrets. Leonard is a man with conflicted desires and passions, while Sylvie chafes against the confines of domestic life. Their son, Andrew, a successful mosaicist, is a deeply shy man. He is content with his life and work - until he finds himself increasingly drawn to Galina. While Galina grapples with the tumultuous demands that come with being an immigrant in Australia, her presence disrupts the lives of each of the Morrows. No one is left unchanged. Invented Lives tells a story of exile- exile from country, exile at home, and exile from one's true self. It is also a story about love
Cataloging source
NJB
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsmith, Andrea
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Jews, Russian
  • Immigrants
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Family secrets
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
  • Australia
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Invented lives, Andrea Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22870573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781925713589
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Invented lives, Andrea Goldsmith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22870573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781925713589
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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