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Asymmetry Hardcover – 1 Mar 2018

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Publications Ltd (1 Mar. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783783605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783783601
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Scorchingly intelligent [Asymmetry] is a clever comedy of manners [...] which poses deep questions about free will, fate and freedom, the all-powerful accident of one's birth and how life is alchemized into fiction' -- New York Times

'Daring [with] deliciously fertile ambiguities [and] a delicately devastating irony... this is a debut asking a dizzying number of questions, many to thrilling effect. That it leaves the reader wondering is a mark of its success' -- Guardian

'The reveal is both astonishing and retrospectively inevitable. Halliday has written a transgressive roman á clef, a novel of ideas and a politically engaged work of metafiction. Asymmetry is extraordinary' -- New York Times

'[Asymmetry] eviscerates [and] delves into power imbalances with an implacability fit for our time' --Observer

'Lisa Halliday's first novel is the rarest of literary beasts: a work with proper avant-garde credentials' -- Sunday Times

[Asymmetry] explode[s] the power imbalances of modern life. From the personal to the political, it shines a light on disparities between male and female, East and West, old and young -- and comes to a conclusion you won't forget' --Sunday Telegraph

'Absorbing and dazzling' --Daily Mail

About the Author

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.

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