Beside Myself by Sasha Marianna Salzmann audiobook

Beside Myself

By Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Translated by Imogen Taylor
Read by Julia Farhat

Blackstone Publishing 9781911231257
11.69 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Salzmann’s brisk storytelling builds into a sort of brilliant literary labyrinth, one where the sanctuary of belonging remains an elusive, transient, and constantly evolving thing.” The Age
“Fiction at its highest purpose—a debut novel that comes straight from the gates like a raging bull…Beside Myself reads like a classic, and is yet refreshingly modern…[It] beautifully interweaves four generations of characters of different ages, times, places, languages, and genders.” ArtsHub
“Beautifully written despite the darkness of its story and texture. There are hundreds of glimpses of worlds inside worlds…Beside Myself is both a cool thriller, and a meditation on family.” Saturday Paper (Australia)
“Salzmann thoughtfully and cleverly addresses the themes of memory, identity, and migration, asking if language, nationality, or gender are important for our self-definition…[An] at times quirky, at times graphic tale of lost and found.” World Literature Today
“A compelling journey of discovery and change.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Author Bio: Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Sasha Marianna Salzmann is a playwright, essayist, curator, and writer in residence of the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. She is the cofounder of the culture magazine freitext and was the artistic director of Studio Я. Her work has been translated, shown, and bestowed awards in more than twenty countries. Beside Myself is her first novel, and was short-listed for the 2017 German Book Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English