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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Set in a mining town in the Australian outback, Nights in the Asylum is the story of three people seeking shelter. Stricken with grief and guilt following the death of her daughter, Miri flees the city for the quiet calm of Havana Gardens, a once fine but now dilapidated mansion built for her grandmother. On the road, she rescues Aziz, an Afghan refugee on the run from detention; then, in the attic of the old house, Miri discovers Suzette Moran and her baby daughter hiding, and grants them refuge.

'Slowly, in the hot confined spaces of the house, the three runaways unravel their stories, but when Suzette's policeman husband comes looking for her, it sparks a chain of events that will disrupt their already fragile peace.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the ones I love, Christopher, Lorena, Rafael.
  • Epigraph: The Photograph does not necessarily say what is no longer, but only and for certain what has been.- Roland Barthes, Camera Lucinda: Reflections on Photography.
  • Epigraph:
    Sometimes I forget completely
    what companionship is.
    Unconscious and insane, I spill sad
    energy everywhere. My story
    gets told in various ways: a romance,
    a dirty joke, a war, a vacancy.

    Divide up my forgetfulness to any number,
    it will go around.
    These dark suggestions that I follow,
    are they a part of some plan?
    Friends, be careful. Don't come near me
    out of curiosity, or sympathy.- Jelalludin Rumi.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2007 .
      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9781741665338 (pbk)
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Picador , 2007 .
      1832333294287897640.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9780330448895 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Glittering Prizes in the Red Dust Angela Bennie , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 2008; (p. 7)
Kibble Award For Women Writers 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , July vol. 1 no. 1 2008; (p. 30)
Untitled Shane Strange , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 86 no. 7 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Conjuring Exiles Owen Richardson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Eugene's Falls A. Frances Johnson 2007 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Taking Refuge in Pictures Dorothy Johnston , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 May 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Home and Away Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 May 2007; (p. 11)
Storytelling from the Heart Danielle Teutsch , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 May 2007; (p. 63)
First Timers Go Their Own Way Thuy On , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 June 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel ; The Asking Game Rose Michael 2002 single work novel
For Starters, a Taste of Something Different Delia Falconer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 2 no. 5 2007; (p. 5-6)

— Review of The Crimes of Billy Fish Sarah Hopkins 2007 single work novel ; Love and the Platypus Nicholas Drayson 2007 single work novel ; Turner's Paintbox Paul Morgan 2007 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Asylum Seeker Dreams 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 17 April vol. 17 no. 7 2007; (p. 29-31)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction Anthony J. Hassall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 187-199)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2006 2006 anthology short story extract ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall 2007 single work novel ; India Vik Liz Gallois 2006 selected work short story ; Glass Adriana Moya Ellis 2006 selected work short story ; The Unknown Terrorist Richard Flanagan 2006 single work novel ; The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge 2006 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen 2007 single work novel ; Sorry Gail Jones 2007 single work novel ; Swallow the Air Tara June Winch 2003 selected work short story ; The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles Elizabeth Stead 2007 single work novel ; Careless Deborah Robertson 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster 2007 single work novel ; Carpentaria Alexis Wright 2006 single work novel
Untitled Petra Fromm , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Spring no. 8 2007; (p. 61-2)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Untitled Shane Strange , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 86 no. 7 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Conjuring Exiles Owen Richardson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Eugene's Falls A. Frances Johnson 2007 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Taking Refuge in Pictures Dorothy Johnston , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 May 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
First Timers Go Their Own Way Thuy On , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 June 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel ; The Asking Game Rose Michael 2002 single work novel
For Starters, a Taste of Something Different Delia Falconer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 2 no. 5 2007; (p. 5-6)

— Review of The Crimes of Billy Fish Sarah Hopkins 2007 single work novel ; Love and the Platypus Nicholas Drayson 2007 single work novel ; Turner's Paintbox Paul Morgan 2007 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Asylum Seeker Dreams 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 17 April vol. 17 no. 7 2007; (p. 29-31)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction Anthony J. Hassall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 187-199)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2006 2006 anthology short story extract ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall 2007 single work novel ; India Vik Liz Gallois 2006 selected work short story ; Glass Adriana Moya Ellis 2006 selected work short story ; The Unknown Terrorist Richard Flanagan 2006 single work novel ; The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge 2006 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen 2007 single work novel ; Sorry Gail Jones 2007 single work novel ; Swallow the Air Tara June Winch 2003 selected work short story ; The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles Elizabeth Stead 2007 single work novel ; Careless Deborah Robertson 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster 2007 single work novel ; Carpentaria Alexis Wright 2006 single work novel
Untitled Petra Fromm , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Spring no. 8 2007; (p. 61-2)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre 2007 single work novel
Home and Away Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 May 2007; (p. 11)
Storytelling from the Heart Danielle Teutsch , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 May 2007; (p. 63)
Glittering Prizes in the Red Dust Angela Bennie , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 2008; (p. 7)
Kibble Award For Women Writers 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , July vol. 1 no. 1 2008; (p. 30)
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