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Asymmetry / Lisa Halliday.

Halliday, Lisa, (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 15 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 15 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F HAL (Text) 35101011013120 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501166761 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A novel" -- Front cover.
Summary, etc.: "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." -- Publisher's website.
Subject: Life change events > Fiction.
Coincidence > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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