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Su Sokol reads in Bristol, U.K. on November 27, 2o14 and in Paris on December 4, 2014

Su Sokol is a cyclist, activist and novelist based in Montreal and originally from New York. On November 27 she’ll be at Roll for the Soul reading from her recent novel Cycling to Asylum. Mike White, co-editor of Boneshaker Magazine, will introduce passages from the novel and will join Su (and you!) in discussion of conditions for urban cyclists in cities like Bristol.


Venue: The Roll for the Soul Cafe, Unit 2, Lawrence Quay Street, Bristol, U.K. - See Facebook Invitation.

Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm, November 27, 2014

Admission - Free


Su will then read in Paris on Decemer 4 with Alecia McKenzie, winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize - Stories from Yard and Sweetheart.


Venue: British and Commonwealth Women's Association Clubroom, 157 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris -

(tel: 01 47 20 50 91: please ring for the door code when you arrive). RSVP here.

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm, December 4, 2014

Admission - Contribution 6€ for members, 8€ for spouses and non-members

Cycling to Asylum: In a near-future New York subject to an increasingly authoritarian and hostile government, Laek, a non-conformist history teacher, finds that he can no longer hide his radical past. After a brutal confrontation with the NYPD, he flees the United States with Janie, an activist lawyer, and their two kids, Siri and Simon. They cross the border by bicycle into Québec by posing as eco-tourists. In a Montréal that the future has also transformed, the family faces new challenges: convincing the authorities to grant them refugee status and integrating into Québec society. Will they find safety in their new home? Told from the points of view of the four family members, Cycling to Asylum is a unique work.

Originally from Brooklyn, Su Sokol studied law and philosophy before becoming a community lawyer specializing in housing. She immigrated to Canada in 2004 and now lives in Montréal with her family. Su works for a community organisation as a social rights advocate. Her short stories have been published in Spark: A Creative Anthology and The Future Fire. Cycling to Asylum is her first novel. Visit her website at

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