Seeking asylum from the wreckage of her life, Yvette Grimm arrives in Australia on a holiday visa. She applies for permanent residency with no hope of success. Resisting advice that she marry to stay in the country, Yvette invests her hopes in a palm-reader’s prophecy that she will meet the father of her children before she’s thirty.

She’s twenty-nine.

Set in the excoriating heat of an endless Perth summer, against the backdrop of asylum seekers locked in detention, Asylum is a gripping tale of loss and belonging that is dark, absurd and hilarious by turns.

Isobel Blackthorn was born in 1962 and has lived in England, Australia, Spain and the Canary Islands. Isobel has worked as a teacher, market trader and PA to a literary agent. She received her doctorate in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney in 2006. Her first work, All Because of You: A collection of short stories, was published in 2012 by Ginninderra Press. Her stories and non-fiction pieces have appeared in e-journals in Australia and the United States, including Mused Literary Review and On Line Opinion.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-922200-22-8 (pbk)

Category: Literary Fiction

Trade paperback: 272 pages

Publication Date: 20 May 2015

RRP: AU $22.95

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