Nights in the Asylum
Carol Lefevre
Price  330.00
A novel about love and grief, and finding hope for the future
Written in spare yet sensuous prose, Nights in the Asylum is the story of three people seeking shelter; it is also a story of home, of belonging, of leaving one home and trying to make another, where-ever and how-ever you can. Stricken with grief and guilt following the death of her daughter, Miri flees the city for the quiet calm of Havana Gardens, a once fine but now dilapidated mansion built for her grandmother. On the road she rescues Aziz, an Afghan refugee on the run from detention; then, in the attic of the old house, Miri discovers Suzette Moran and her baby daughter hiding, and grants them refuge. Slowly, in the hot confined spaces of the house, the three runaways unravel their stories, but when Suzette’s policeman husband comes looking for her, it sparks a chain of events that will disrupt their already fragile peace.
ISBN 9780330448901Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 02/05/2008
Format 198 x 126Binding PaperbackPage extent 320
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