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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'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.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents, Nina and Martin, and my sisters, Emily and Meredith

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Extent: 300p.
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      • Published May 2016
      ISBN: 9781760292867

Works about this Work

First-timer Takes Out Vogel's Literary Award Melanie Kembrey , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 April 2016; (p. 35)
Review : The Memory Artist FL , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 14 May 2016;

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
Finding an Artistic Voice After a Life of Oppression Claire Scobie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18-19 June 2016; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 June 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
The Memory Artist Review : Katherine Brabon's Profound Vogel-winning Novel Claire Scobie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 17 June 2016;

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
The Memory Artist opens in 1999 when the narrator, Pasha, a young Russian writer, hears his mother has died. Pasha is a child of dissidents who grew up in Moscow amid secret gatherings as his mother and her friends campaigned for the release of political prisoners during the Brezhnev era. During his childhood the "shiny mint-green Latvian radio" on the kitchen table, with its broadcasts from the BBC or Voice of America, was a beacon in an otherwise grey world. ...'
Review : The Memory Artist David Sornig , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 438 2016; (p. 32)

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
Inherited Loss Felicity Plunkett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 28)

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
Review : The Memory Artist FL , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 14 May 2016;

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
Finding an Artistic Voice After a Life of Oppression Claire Scobie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18-19 June 2016; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 June 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
The Memory Artist Review : Katherine Brabon's Profound Vogel-winning Novel Claire Scobie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 17 June 2016;

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
The Memory Artist opens in 1999 when the narrator, Pasha, a young Russian writer, hears his mother has died. Pasha is a child of dissidents who grew up in Moscow amid secret gatherings as his mother and her friends campaigned for the release of political prisoners during the Brezhnev era. During his childhood the "shiny mint-green Latvian radio" on the kitchen table, with its broadcasts from the BBC or Voice of America, was a beacon in an otherwise grey world. ...'
Review : The Memory Artist David Sornig , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 438 2016; (p. 32)

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
Inherited Loss Felicity Plunkett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 28)

— Review of The Memory Artist Katherine Brabon 2016 single work novel
First-timer Takes Out Vogel's Literary Award Melanie Kembrey , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 April 2016; (p. 35)
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