- Lisa Halliday
- 304 pagina's
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A TIME and NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK of the YEAR * New York Times Notable Book and Times Critic&;s Top Book of 2018
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY * Elle * Bustle * Kirkus Reviews * Lit Hub* NPR * O, The Oprah Magazine * Shelf Awareness
The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, hailed as &;extraordinary&; by The New York Times, &;a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war&; by The Wall Street Journal, and &;a literary phenomenon&; by The New Yorker.
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 &;a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas, and a politically engaged work of metafiction&; (The New York Times Book Review), and a &;masterpiece&; in the original sense of the word&; (The Atlantic). Lisa Halliday&;s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.
- Auteur : Lisa Halliday
- ISBN : 9781501166785
- Taal : Engels
- Uitgever : Simon & Schuster
- Uitvoering : Paperback
- Verschijningsdatum : oktober 2018
- Aantal pagina's : 304
- Gewicht : 249 g
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