The Resource Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday

Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday

Label
Asymmetry
Title
Asymmetry
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Halliday
Creator
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"--
  • Alice, a young American editor living in New York, is in a relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. Amar, an Iraqi-American economist, is on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan when he is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. Years later a BBC journalist conducts an interview with Blazer about life, love, and legacy. These three disparate narratives combine into a riveting story of love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art
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
Assigning source
From Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619931
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halliday, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A548363
LC item number
A37 2018
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Coincidence
  • Coincidence
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • Folly
  • II.
  • Madness
  • III.
  • Ezra Blazer's desert island discs
Control code
ocn989963024
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501166761
Lccn
2017058477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027921859
System control number
(OCoLC)989963024
Label
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • Folly
  • II.
  • Madness
  • III.
  • Ezra Blazer's desert island discs
Control code
ocn989963024
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501166761
Lccn
2017058477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027921859
System control number
(OCoLC)989963024

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