Review of “Asymmetry,” by Lisa Halliday

I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been able to sit down* for more than a few minutes at a time with a book. I read “Asymmetry” by Lisa Halliday in quick snatches, mainly on the tube, which seemed to work, given that it is a gently paced novel, albeit a baffling one. “Asymmetry” is unique, in that...