Cycling to Asylum by Su J SokolCycling to Asylum by Su J Sokol

Cycling to Asylum

bySu J Sokol

Paperback | December 4, 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, an activist lawyer, struggle to lead 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, the family faces new challenges: convincing the authorities to grant them refugee status and integrating into Québec society. Will they find safety in their new home? Told from the points of view of the four family members, Cycling to Asylum, longlisted for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the a unique work of interstitial fiction from an exciting new Montreal author.

Su J. Sokol is an activist, a cyclist, and a writer of interstitial fiction. A former legal services lawyer from New York City, Sokol immigrated to Montréal in 2004 where she works as a social rights advocate. Her short stories have been published in The Future Fire, Spark: A Creative Anthology, and the TFF 10th Anniversary Anthology. ...
Title:Cycling to AsylumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:December 4, 2015Publisher:Su J. SokolLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1928049222

ISBN - 13:9781928049227

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"Sokol excels at narrating real-life relationships, capturing natural nuance, letting her characters live life in the small, hungry ways that we all do." New Perspectives on Canadian Literature"Written with honesty, aching precision and tons of heart." Stereo Embers Magazine "Told in four voices ... this story is layered rather than simply linear." The Ottawa Review of Books"You will find yourself turning pages faster than your imagination can keep up." Hot Indie News