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Lisa Halliday

Lisa Halliday has worked as a freelance editor and translator in Milan, where she lives with her husband. Her debut, Asymmetry, was published by Granta in 2018. Her short story ‘Stump Louie’ appeared in The Paris Review in 2005.

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Asymmetry

Lisa Halliday

‘A scorchingly intelligent first novel’ New York Times
‘Spellbinding’ New Yorker
‘Thrilling’ Guardian

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer. At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, is detained by immigration. Somehow their lives are connected, in this unconventional love story that has things to say about all of contemporary life.