Halliday, Lisa. ASYMMETRY. New York City, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 275 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The first print run was much smaller-than-usual because Second and Third Printings proliferate. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Lisa Halliday's "Asymmetry". Her brilliant, acclaimed first novel. "In its subtle and sophisticated fable of literary ambition, and the forms it can take for a young woman writer, 'Asymmetry' is a masterpiece in the original sense of the word, a piece of work that an apprentice produces to show that she has mastered her trade. Much more rarely do we hear this story from the young woman's point of view. What's so powerful and interesting is that Halliday does not exactly undo that silencing; rather, she enacts it, and then explodes it" (The Atlantic). "A scorchingly intelligent first novel. A clever comedy of manners set in Manhattan as well as a slowly unspooling tragedy about an Iraqi-American family, 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. Will make you a better reader, a more active noticer. Hones your senses" (The New York Times). Halliday was a protegee of Philip Roth whose influence on her writing is unmistakable, both its verisimilitude and its fabulism. An absolute "must-have" title for Lisa Halliday collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The first print run was smaller-than-usual and sold out shortly after publication. Second and Third Printings proliferate, with copies available online now in multiple subsequent printings. A rare copy thus. One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 150116676X. $50.00

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