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Asylum Road - Olivia Sudjic

Asylum Road - Olivia Sudjic
Wed 17 March 2021

door Lena van Tijen | Literature Department

I recently wrote a review for Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan. Just as in acts of Desperation, Asylum Road describes an unhappy relationship from within. Anya, a young woman with a refugee background, embarks upon a journey to her homeland to introduce her fiancé to the past she left behind, with all the consequences this entails. Sudjic is a writer unlike any I have encountered. She seamlessly weaves the depth of her knowledge (referring to non-fiction such as Venice by Jan Morris and Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West) into a plot that grips you tightly until well beyond the last page. I would recommend Asylum Road to admirers of The Tiger Wife by Téa Obreht (another must read!), the podcast-series My Favorite Murder, and people interested in the Balkan-diaspora.

Lena van Tijen
Lena van Tijen Literature Department

Over Lena van Tijen

Lena studied Fine Art and Art and Culture Studies but got lost in Donner on her way to Boijmans Museum. She decided to stay and will do so until she finishes reading each and every book at the Literature Department.