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'''I left too early, before tanks rolled into Moscow in 1991, and before Gorbachev was put under home arrest in a failed coup. I left before Russia and Ukraine became separate countries, before the KGB archives were opened, before the Russian version of Wheel of Fortune, before the word 'Gulag' appeared in textbooks. I left before Chechnya, before the mass renaming of cities and streets, before you could go into a shop and actually purchase the books of Brodsky, Pasternak and Nabokov. I left too early, I missed the whole point. I was not there when my generation was cornered by history."

'Maria Tumarkin travels with her Australian-born teenage daughter, Billie, back to Russia and Ukraine to have her experience first-hand the seismic shifts of her family's native country. For Maria the trip back is no simple stroll down memory lane. Splintered and scattered across the world, her generation has ended up inhabiting vastly different realities. Along with exploring the political and cultural fallout of a century of turmoil, Maria wanted to bring together the worlds of her mother and daughter - the different continents, histories and experiences they encompassed.

'Before they set off, Maria wistfully imagined her and Billie's hearts beating in unison as they travelled back to a past they could both understand, forging a nearly superhuman bond along the way. But, in Maria and Billie's case, the past was not simply another country, but one that no longer existed.

'Otherland is the story of a six-week trip traversing three generations, three lifetimes and three profoundly different but profoundly interconnected stories of mothers and daughters.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2010 .
      Alternative title: Otherland : A Journey with My Daughter
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 April 2010.
      ISBN: 9781741666793 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Review : Otherland Koraly Dimitriadis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , January 2012;

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Rajender Kaur , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 3 no. 1 2010;

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
Clarification 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 4)
A Fetching Way into Metamorphoses in Another Culture Mark Thomas , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
Shock of the Old Judith Armstrong , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 11 April 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
The Long Way Home Robert Dessaix , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 April 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
Journey to a Place That No Longer Exists Ruth Wajnryb , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 May 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
A Fetching Way into Metamorphoses in Another Culture Mark Thomas , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Otherland Maria Tumarkin , 2010 single work autobiography
Clarification 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 4)
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
Last amended 17 Mar 2011 09:52:26
Subjects:
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    Russia,
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    Former Soviet Union,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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    Ukraine,
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    Former Soviet Union,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
  • 1900-1999
  • 2000s
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