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The Resource Invented Lives

Invented Lives

Label
Invented Lives
Title
Invented Lives
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Goldsmith
Creator
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
Summary
A family saga spanning Russia in the twentieth century to Melbourne in the late 1980s
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10754817
Cataloging source
NOV
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1950-
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Goldsmith, Andrea
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
Invented Lives
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SCR_619480
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925693492
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Invented Lives
Control code
BORROWBOX:SCR_619480
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925693492
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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