The Resource Asymmetry : a novel, by Lisa Halliday

Asymmetry : a novel, by Lisa Halliday

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Asymmetry : a novel
Title
Asymmetry
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Halliday
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself. A debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art, from 2017 Whiting Award winner Lisa Halliday" --
Summary
Explores the imbalances that drive dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor's relationship with a famous older writer during the early years of the Iraq War, and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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From Amazon
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10619931
Cataloging source
DLC
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Halliday, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Coincidence
Target audience
adult
Label
Asymmetry : a novel, by Lisa Halliday
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989963024
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501166761
Lccn
2017058477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963024
Label
Asymmetry : a novel, by Lisa Halliday
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989963024
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501166761
Lccn
2017058477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963024

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