Cycling to Asylum
In a near-future New York subject to an increasingly authoritarian and hostile government, Laek, a non-conformist history teacher, finds that he can no longer hide his radical past. After a brutal confrontation with the NYPD, he flees the United States with Janie, an activist lawyer, and their two kids, Siri and Simon. They cross the border by bicycle into Quebec by posing as eco-tourists. In a Montreal that the future has also transformed, the family faces new challenges: convincing the authorities to grant them refugee status and integrating into Quebec society. Will they find safety in their new home? Told from the points of view of the four family members, Cycling to Asylum is a unique work of interstitial fiction from Su J. Sokol, an exciting new Montreal author."
- Paperback | 338 pages
- 150 x 226 x 20mm | 430.91g
- 06 May 2014
- Deux Voiliers Publishing
- Aylmer, Quebec, United States
- black & white illustrations
About Su J Sokol
Su J. Sokol is a Montreal activist, a cyclist, and a writer of speculative and interstitial fiction. Originally from Brooklyn, Sokol studied law and philosophy before becoming a community lawyer specializing in housing. She immigrated to Canada in 2004 and now lives in Montreal with her family. Sokol works for a community organization as a social rights advocate. Her short stories have been published in Spark: A Creative Anthology and The Future Fire. Cycling to Asylum is her first novel."
Our customer reviews
Set in a dystopian future, Sokol brings a profoundly human side to a political conundrum. A great read that makes you think about your own position in society and what you would do if you were faced with similar challenges to those in Cycling to Asylum. Sokol provides readers with a fair bit of action that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next.show moreby Ania