Asymmetry

Author(s): Lisa Halliday

Fiction

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?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.


Product Information

A provocative next chapter in 'The Great American Novel' , from a major new international writer of rare and extraordinary talent

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, and she received a Whiting Award for Fiction in 2017. Asymmetry is her first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781783783960
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : January 2018
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 288
  • : Lisa Halliday