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y Lakeland single work   novel   war literature  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Lakeland is a hybrid novel, a fictional recreation told in prose and verse of the lives of multiple characters in one family. Inspired by real events, the story moves in and out of Nazi Germany, across the two hemispheres and through generations of exile and emigration. In the first years of the twentieth century, Anna, a young woman from a middle-class family, gives birth, unmarried, to twins. While she keeps her son, her illegitimate daughter Helene is raised by the state and later ‘adopted’ by her aunt so as to be allowed to marry Hans, an affluent Prussian industrialist. Hans is captured by the Russians in 1945 and imprisoned near Leningrad, where he dies in a gulag. Helene twice flees with her children, first to the Communist East then to West Germany, where in the early 60s her daughter Sieglinde meets and marries an Australian. He takes her to Sydney, then to Melbourne, where they have a family of their own, rapidly producing seven children who know little of their mother’s past. Lakeland cross-cuts between the intimacies of family life and the world at large. Capturing incidents of love and doubt, loss and reunion, rupture and resistance, the many voices together build a collective memoir that speaks of what we may work to conceal but can never escape.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Prose and verse novel.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide - Enfield area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,: Ginninderra Press , 2015 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 158p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 November 2015
      ISBN: 9781760410445

Works about this Work

Feral with Vulnerability : Nelson, O’Shaughnessy and Mann Felicity Plunkett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2016;

— Review of Lakeland Maureen O'Shaughnessy 2015 single work novel
Feral with Vulnerability : Nelson, O’Shaughnessy and Mann Felicity Plunkett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2016;

— Review of Lakeland Maureen O'Shaughnessy 2015 single work novel
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