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The Resource The Memory Artist

The Memory Artist

Label
The Memory Artist
Title
The Memory Artist
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Brabon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pasha Ivanov is a child of the Freeze, born in Moscow during Brezhnev's repressive rule over the Soviet Union. As a small child, Pasha sat at the kitchen table night after night as his parents and their friends gathered to preserve the memory of terrifying Stalinist violence, and to expose the continued harassment of dissidents.When Gorbachev promises glasnost, openness, Pasha, an eager twenty-four year old, longs to create art and to carry on the work of those who came before him. He writes; falls in love. Yet that hope, too, fragments and by 1999 Pasha lives a solitary life in St Petersburg. Until a phone call in the middle of the night acts as a summons both to Moscow and to memory.Through recollections and observation, Pasha walks through the landscapes of history, from concrete tower suburbs, to a summerhouse during Russia's white night summers, to haunting former prison camps in the Arctic north. Pasha's search to find meaning leads him to assemble a fractured story of Russia's traumatic past
Summary
Pasha Ivanov is a child of the Freeze, born in Moscow during Brezhnev's repressive rule over the Soviet Union. As a small child, Pasha sat at the kitchen table night after night as his parents and their friends gathered to preserve the memory of terrifying Stalinist violence, and to expose the continued harassment of dissidents. When Gorbachev promises glasnost, openness, Pasha, an eager twenty-four year old, longs to create art and to carry on the work of those who came before him. He writes; falls in love. Yet that hope, too, fragments and by 1999 Pasha lives a solitary life in St Petersburg. Until a phone call in the middle of the night acts as a summons both to Moscow and to memory. Through recollections and observation, Pasha walks through the landscapes of history, from concrete tower suburbs, to a summerhouse during Russia's white night summers, to haunting former prison camps in the Arctic north. Pasha's search to find meaning leads him to assemble a fractured story of Russia's traumatic past.
Storyline
Tone
Award
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2016.
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10516207
Cataloging source
ANL
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1987-
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Brabon, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Memory Artist
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_252148
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533969
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Memory Artist
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_252148
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781952533969
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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