The Resource The memory artist, Katherine Brabon

The memory artist, Katherine Brabon

Label
The memory artist
Title
The memory artist
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Brabon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2016. How can hope exist when the past is so easily forgotten? 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.
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Award
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2016.
Awards note
Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, 2016.
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10516207
Cataloging source
AU@
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1987-
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Brabon, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Reminiscing
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Moscow (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
The memory artist, Katherine Brabon
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000057305427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781760292867
System control number
(OCoLC)947953876
Label
The memory artist, Katherine Brabon
Publication
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
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
000057305427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781760292867
System control number
(OCoLC)947953876

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