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Olivia Sudjic

Asylum Road

€16,95
A couple drive from London to coastal Provence. Anya is preoccupied with what she feels is a relationship on the verge; unequal, precarious. Luke, reserved, stoic, gives away nothing.

As the sun sets one evening, he proposes, and they return to London engaged. But planning a wedding does little to settle Anya s unease. As a child, she escaped from Sarajevo, and the idea of security is as alien now as it was then.

When social convention forces Anya to return, she begins to change. The past she sought to contain for as long as she can remember resurfaces, and the hot summer builds to a startling climax. Lean, sly and unsettling, Asylum Road is about the many borders governing our lives: between men and women, assimilation and otherness, nations, families, order and chaos.

What happens, and who do we become, when they break down?


Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Pages: 272
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781526617392
ISBN 10: 1526617390

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Asylum Road

€16,95