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Politics of the Asylum (Paperback)
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Politics of the Asylum (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 08/03/2018
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Nathan Finewax is a cleaner in a hospital steadily falling apart. He's working on a ward where staff cheat, lie and steal to get ahead, where targets, death tolls and finance overrule patient care, and every day the same mistakes are repeated in a seemingly unstoppable wave of failures. Nathan is sucked deeper into the hospital routine as he dreams of escape, trying to avoid one day becoming a patient himself in this house of horrors. Based on the author's experience working in the NHS, Politics of the Asylum is a nightmare vision of the modern healthcare system. Adam Steiner's challenging debut is a novel for our times, and an emotive and highly original story of people trying to do more than simply exist.

Publisher: Urbane Publications
ISBN: 9781911331865
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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There are many derelicts, their friends and families who will be glad of Steiner's care and attention to detail, indeed to his writing this book in the first place. He has the rare ability to remain objective in the face of terrible truths which many would rather ignore. -- Dan Duggan
The asylum is the hospital through which all life flows, and the patient is a broken, traumatised and fractured Britain. Steiner's poetic narrative is dense with imagery and reference, driving this intense state of the nation novel forward with passion and intensity. -- Thom Cuell
Steiner brilliantly describes an NHS blitzed by bureaucracy, `sanitised' to the point of insanity, pulverised by political manipulations. This state-of-the-nation novel shows how a Government's privatisation dream has become England's nightmare. -- Guy Mankowski

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