UCHICAGO PITTSBURGH ALUMNI BOOK GROUP
Asymmetry: A Novel by Lisa Halliday
The Pittsburgh Book Club will meet at 7PM on Tuesday, April 10, to discuss Asymmetry: A Novel by Lisa Halliday. The April Book Club will be held at the Squirrel Hill home of Eveline Young, AM’74. Contact Steve Shandor, AB'84, MBA'88 at email@example.com to let us know you are coming. Location details will be sent after emailing Steve.
We hope to see you all there! Below is a brief description of the book:
Lisa Halliday’s debut novel Asymmetry has been published to high acclaim. Parul Seghal wrote in The New York Times: “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. . . . [Asymmetry] will make you a better reader, a more active noticer. It hones your senses.”
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Sam Sacks called Asymmetry "a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war."
Lisa Halliday grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts and currently lives in Milan, Italy. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review and she is the recipient of a 2017 Whiting Award for Fiction.