Cycling to Asylum by Su J Sokol

Cycling to Asylum

bySu J Sokol

Kobo ebook | December 27, 2015

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In a near-future New York subject to an increasingly hostile government, Laek, a non-conformist history teacher, and Janie, a community lawyer, are trying to live good and useful lives. After Laek is badly injured in a brutal confrontation with the police, they are forced to leave their home and loved ones behind, fleeing across the border by bicycle with their two young children. In a Montréal that the future has also transformed, they face new challenges: convincing the authorities to grant them refugee status and integrating into Québec society. Will they find safety in their new homes? Told from the points of view of the four main characters, Cycling to Asylum, longlisted for the **Sunburst Award for Canadian Fiction of the Fantastic, **is a unique work of interstitial fiction from an exciting new author.

Title:Cycling to AsylumFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 27, 2015Publisher:Su J. SokolLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1928049044

ISBN - 13:9781928049043


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Futuristic? Perhaps just around the corner. Cycling to Asylum is speculative fiction at its best. In a barely futuristic New York, the activist past of Laek catches up with him and puts in danger his family as the city drifts toward an increasingly repressive police regime. To the North, Montreal is bucking North America's neo-conservative trend and becoming a haven for those who thirst for freedom. Cycling to Asylum links together two spectrums of North American society in an engaging, well written narrative.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I loved this book. A very original and compelling story, complex and intriguing characters, thought-provoking political/ activist themes throughout. Great writing and a great read!
Date published: 2014-09-22