The Lazarus Project

The Lazarus Project

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The only novel from MacArthur Genius Award winner, Aleksandar Hemon -- the National Book Critics Circle Award winning The Lazarus Project .

On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant, was shot to death on the doorstep of the Chicago chief of police and cast as a would-be anarchist assassin.

A century later, a young Eastern European writer in Chicago named Brik becomes obsessed with Lazarus's story. Brik enlists his friend Rora-a war photographer from Sarajevo-to join him in retracing Averbuch's path.

Through a history of pogroms and poverty, and a prism of a present-day landscape of cheap mafiosi and even cheaper prostitutes, the stories of Averbuch and Brik become inextricably intertwined, creating a truly original, provocative, and entertaining novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon, often compared to Vladimir Nabokov, as one of the most dynamic and essential literary voices of our time.

From the author of The Book of My Lives .
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781594483752
1594483752
Branch Call Number: FIC Hemon 3564
Characteristics: 294 p. :,ill

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KatSu Aug 14, 2012

Got this by mistake, was after the 'The Lazarus Phenomenon' just to see what it is about.

From what I read of this one however I would not recommend it

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tedrich2921
Jan 09, 2012

This book is hard to classify. It's a mash-up of the author's (fictionalized?) life and process doing the research about the murder of a 1900's Jewish immigrant. This isn't the easiest book to describe. Many Americans would be surprised at the life of these early immigrants and the discrimation and poverty that was part of their daily lives. I recommend this rather off-beat book for people who live historical novels.

Harriet_the_Spy Aug 16, 2010

This story is both terribly sad and terribly hopeful. It explores how immigrants can never fully understand the new culture they find themselves in, and finds redemption in the most bleak of circumstances.

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