“I believe this is an important Australian novel which addresses the contemporary dilemma of the asylum seeker. The novel comes at a time when the refugee issue is transforming from one of a (frustrating, on my part) general apathy towards ‘queue-jumpers’ around the time of the SIEVX to a burgeoning collective empathy (perhaps guilt) towards refugees genuinely seeking asylum in this country. “ Hard to believe I wrote this a whole year ago (and soon after published it on compulsive reader). Carol lefevre’s Nights in the asylum is a phenomenal first novel – gripping and relevant. I think you should buy it.MUCH MORE HERE.