Lisa Halliday

Published: 1 March 2018
Hardback, Demy HB
138x216mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781783783601

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Published: 8 February 2018
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781783783960

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In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer. At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, finds himself detained for the weekend. What draws these characters together, and how do their lives connect, if at all?

Playful and inventive, tender and humane, Asymmetry is a novel which illuminates the power plays and imbalances of contemporary life - between young and old, West and Middle East, fairness and injustice, talent and luck, and the personal and the political. It introduces a major new literary talent, writing about the world today with astonishing versatility, acuity and daring.

About the author

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Lisa Halliday has worked as a freelance editor and translator in Milan, where she lives with her husband. Her short story 'Stump Louie' appeared in The Paris Review in 2005. Asymmetry is her first novel More about the author

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