Invented Lives | Andrea Goldsmith
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Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still. 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.   Buy on Amazon Buy on iTunes   Chapter One Facebook Group Published by Scribe   About Andrea Goldsmith Originally trained as a speech pathologist and was a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people unable to speak. Her first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was short-listed for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award.  Reunion was published in 2009, and The Memory Trapwas awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize. Her literary essays have appeared in Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Best Australian Essays, and numerous anthologies. Andrea Goldsmith lives in Melbourne.     Chapter One is hosted by Nelly Thomas and produced by Nearly Media. Contact the show -   Copyright information The first chapter of each book has been reproduced with the expressed permission of the published with full knowledge that the audio file can be downloaded and played globally. If you believe there has been a copyright infringement please contact Nearly Media immediately. We will act immediately to resolve it. Nearly Media © 2019
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