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Asylum: A Novel

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‘A searing vision of an all-too-possible world, where moments of human grace and dreaming gleam all the brighter in confinement. With this richly imagined parable, Low emerges as a profound and wholly original voice.’ - HENRIETTA ROSE-INNES, author of Green Lion and Nineveh

Barry James is detained in a quarantine facility in the blistering heat of the Great Karoo. Here he e
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published April 1st 2017 by Pan Macmillan South Africa
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Karina Szczurek
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down!
Kim Ebner
May 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
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The entire time that I was reading this novel I kept thinking about the review I was going to write. During my reading of this book I was unsure how I felt about it, and I'm still slightly unsure now. It had its moments, but overall, I'm feeling a little underwhelmed.

I was really excited to read a thriller by a new South African author. As most of you know, not only am I a huge fan of thrillers but I'm also South African, and so this book t
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Nice story with some great elements in it. It's funny to read an author providing comments and marginalia on what is basically his own writing. :-)

I picked up this book while in Cape Town and looking for a book set in South Africa by a South African author that I could read in one afternoon. Asylum succeeded greatly in that respect. It was a page turner and kept me quite interested till the end.

Strange that such a lethargic protagonist can still be part of a compelling story. The aforementioned
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