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Asylum (2008) [Novel]
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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.

Original title: Asylum
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Asylum (2008)
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Language: English

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Asylum (April 7, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771006708
Pages: 496

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Asylum (April 22, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771006692
Pages: 480

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