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Beside Myself

Translated by Imogen Taylor

Beside Myself is the disturbing and exhilarating story of a family across four generations. At its heart is one woman’s search for her twin brother. When Anton goes missing and the only clue is a postcard sent from Istanbul, Alissa leaves her life in Berlin to find him. Without her twin, the sharer of her memories and the mirror of her own self, Ali is lost.

In a city steeped in political and social changes, where you can buy gender-changing drugs on the street, Ali’s search—for her missing brother, for her identity—will take her on a journey for connection and belonging.

Beside Myself is a brilliant literary debut about belonging, about family and love, and about the enigmatic nature of identity.  

About the Author

Sasha Marianna Salzmann was born in Volgograd in 1985 and grew up in Moscow. In 1995 she emigrated with her family to Germany and studied literature, theatre and media at the University of Hildesheim. She has been awarded multiple accolades for her plays, and Beside Myselfwas shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017. Salzmann now teaches...

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Extent:
336pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
5 February 2019
ISBN:
9781911231257
AU Price:
$32.99
NZ Price:
$38.00
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Praise for Sasha Marianna Salzmann
andBeside Myself

‘Salzmann thoughtfully and cleverly addresses the themes of memory, identity, and migration, asking if language, nationality, or gender are important for our self-definition.’

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    ISBN: 9781925626933
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