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.Big problems. It took Andriy a while to calm down. Back in the car, I tried to buckle up again, but Andriy said, giggling: a€œNot necessary.a€ But I defiantly ... In a bullet- riddled Range Rover, Rora drove with Miller all around Bosnia. At some pointanbsp;...

Title:The Lazarus Project
Author:Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-05-01


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