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Asymmetry

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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

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.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

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1 current hold with 10 total copies.

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Clifton Springs Library Fic Hal (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300342022
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Geneva Public Library HALLIDAY (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300922595
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300342725
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Red Jacket Community Library F HAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0104204
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Sodus Community Library FIC HAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300493289
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library HAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300825797
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Halliday (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300939398
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Warsaw Public Library FIC HAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52151300302203
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Williamson Public Library FIC HAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52152300670284
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC HAL (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002803160
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