My Australian Story: A Novel About One Emigrant Adventure, is conceived as a series of thirty-nine multilayered prose miniatures that open spaces to various generations of readers.
The first presentation of Tuga Tarle’s Moja australska priča (My Australian Story) will be staged at the Croatian Writers’ Society headquarters at noon on the 22nd of November. The second promo event will follow at the City of Zagreb’s Tribina auditorium at No. 27 Kaptol street on the 30th of November at 7 pm.
Moja australska priča is a novel composed of thirty-nine multilayered prose miniatures that open spaces to various generations of readers. At one level it reveals the unknown world of Australia to children and youth – who dream of the challenging experiences of distant and secretive worlds, while at a deeper level it addresses adult readers in contemplating the advantages and drawbacks of the culture and values of the contemporary West. The novel develops from the viewpoint of a young girl that, in the sensitive years of growing up, lives the experiences of an emigrant in a milieu entirely removed from what she is accustomed to, causing her to pass through a dramatic adaptation crisis.
Author Tuga Tarle says that hers is a novel of the transition of identity and also pays homage to a mythical time of “poor, but safe and happy people,” on the eve of great social turbulence, war and transition in the homeland. The book is subtitled Roman o jednoj iseljeničkoj avanturi (A Novel About One Emigrant Adventure).