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Asylum Road

(2021)
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'I will go wherever she takes me. A phenomenal book' DAISY JOHNSON
'A brilliant, scalding novel ... sharp, intricately layered, impossible to forget' MEGAN HUNTER
'Stunning ... beautifully written and deeply unsettling' BOOKSELLER, EDITOR'S CHOICE

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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?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Asylum Road
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
ISBN: 1-5266-1738-2 / 978-1-5266-1738-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Asylum Road: Olivia Sudjic
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
ISBN: 1-5266-1740-4 / 978-1-5266-1740-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Asylum Road: Olivia Sudjic
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
ISBN: 1-5266-1739-0 / 978-1-5266-1739-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Asylum Road
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Asylum Road
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Asylum Road
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Asylum Road
Author(s): Olivia Sudjic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU