Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.

Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date
ISBN 077100804X
Pages 496 pages
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Andre Alexis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-04 - Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-i
Seeking Asylum in the UK
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Colin Harvey
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-09 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An examination of the emergence of the legal regime in the United Kingdom addressing refugees and asylum seekers.
The Asylum Journal
Language: en
Categories: Psychiatry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1854 - Publisher:

Evolution of a Missouri Asylum
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Richard L. Lael
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

"Traces the history of Missouri's first state mental institution, the Fulton State Hospital, founded in 1851. This institutional history examines a century and
Asylum Determination in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Nick Gill
Categories: Asylum, Right of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-01 - Publisher: Springer

Drawing on new research material from ten European countries, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives brings together a range of detailed acco
Postcolonial Asylum
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: David Farrier
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Deprived of political rights yet caught up in the law's vested interest in portraying them as “other” to its citizens, individuals seeking asylum often expe
Asylum-Seeking Trauma
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Roben Pfumai Mutwira
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-03 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Each asylum seeker has a story of why he left home, the difficulties he met on the journey and how he got asylum. Some are unable to retell their stories becaus
Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law
Language: en
Pages: 669
Authors: Gina Clayton
Categories: Asylum, Right of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume examines the law and system of control which govern immigration and asylum in the UK. It begins with the historical and legal context, explains who
The Asylum Speaker
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Katrijn Maryns
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Drawing on first-hand ethnographic data, field interviews with interpreters, interviewers and decision-makers, observations and off-record comments, The Asylum
A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move / A de asilo: palabras para personas en movimiento
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rachel Ida Buff
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-04 - Publisher: Fordham University Press

A clear and concise A to Z of keywords that echo our current human rights crisis As millions are forced to leave their nations of origin due to political, econo