Invented lives

Invented lives
Goldsmith, Andrea, 1950-
  • Item Type: Book - GOLD
  • Published: 2019
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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.


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9781925713589 (paperback)

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Goldsmith, Andrea, 1950-


Invented lives / Andrea Goldsmith.

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Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2019.

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325 pages ; 24 cm.

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Jews, Russian--Australia--Fiction.

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Interpersonal relations--Fiction.

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Family secrets--Fiction.

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Nineteen eighties--Fiction.

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Australian fiction.

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Melbourne (Vic.)--Fiction.

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Australia--History--20th century--Fiction.

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