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Asymmetry

  • Lisa Halliday
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  • ISBN-10: 143286663X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432866631
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 426 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2019

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A National Bestseller
A Whiting Award Winner
A New York Times Notable Book
A New York Times Top 10 Book
A Time Top 10 Book
A Times Critic’s Top Book
Named One of the Best Books by Elle, Bustle, Kirkus Reviews, Lit Hub, NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Shelf Awareness

Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda.