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y Gotland single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Shy and idealistic, Esther Chatwin is Australia's reluctant First Lady. She longs to return to the anonymity of her old life. But her husband's sudden political success has turned the media spotlight on her and her only escape is to Gotland, the fabled island in the Baltic Sea that she loves. A special place, it's also home to the enigmatic sculptor Sven, another idealist with a troubled past.

'Even on the other side of the world, deeply private events become everyone's business, and Esther must struggle to overcome the forces–within and without–that threaten to destroy her.

'Gotland is a startlingly evocative and timely portrait of the cost paid by those who are drawn into the public spotlight against their will.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Because erotic life rearranges the world it is political. Every form of erotic life makes a world. Our monogamies, our infidelities, our promiscuity go on in a world of other people, and cannot help but make a difference to the ways they organise their lives. Every infidelity creates the need for an election; every separation divides the party.' -Adam Phillips, Monogamy
  • Epigraph: 'If graffiti changed anything - it would be illegal.'

    -Graffiti in London attributed to Banksy, reworking Emma Goldman's anarchist slogan, 'If voting changed anything...'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
      1991470351272364287.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 293p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: July 2013
      ISBN: 9781460700099

Works about this Work

Solace in a Personal Antipodes Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 July 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Personal Politics Dorothy Johnston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Irregular Beats in the Heart of a Nation 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 August 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Dislodged Phil Brown , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Review : Gotland Jenny Summerville , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 36)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Solace in a Personal Antipodes Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 July 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Personal Politics Dorothy Johnston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Irregular Beats in the Heart of a Nation 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 August 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Dislodged Phil Brown , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
Review : Gotland Jenny Summerville , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 36)

— Review of Gotland Fiona Capp 2013 single work novel
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