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
Link
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
Link
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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