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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

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  • ISBN: 9781501166761
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 23 cm
    regular print
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2018.
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Summary, etc.: "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" --
Subject: Life change events -- Fiction
Coincidence -- Fiction
Equality -- Fiction
Interpersonal attraction -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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