Lisa Halliday

Lisa Halliday is an American author best known for her debut novel 'Asymmetry.' The novel has been widely acclaimed for its unique structure and exploration of themes such as love, power dynamics, and global inequality. Halliday's work has received several honors, including the Whiting Award for fiction. Her writing is often characterized by its intelligence, wit, and insightful observations on the human condition.


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  1. 1. Asymmetry

    This novel consists of two seemingly unrelated sections. The first part is a love story between a young American editor and a much older, famous writer. The second part is about an Iraqi-American economist detained by immigration officers in London. The two narratives converge in a surprising way, exploring themes of power imbalances, injustice, and the complexity of human relationships.

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