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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" --
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halliday, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A548363
LC item number
A37 2018eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Coincidence
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Folly -- Madness -- Ezra Blazer's desert island discs
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501166778
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7efa6e4b-d67f-4e96-936b-b862188a937e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022267538
  • on1022267538
  • 2595159
Label
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Folly -- Madness -- Ezra Blazer's desert island discs
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501166778
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7efa6e4b-d67f-4e96-936b-b862188a937e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022267538
  • on1022267538
  • 2595159

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