The Lazarus Project
By (author) Aleksandar Hemon
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Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
Book DescriptionOn 2 March 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, a young Russian Jewish immigrant to Chicago, tried to deliver a letter to the city's Chief of Police. He was shot dead. After the shooting, it was claimed he was an anarchist assassin and an agent of foreign operatives who wanted to bring the United States to its knees. His sister, Olga, was left alone and bereft in a city seething with tension. A century later, two friends become obsessed with the truth about Lazarus and decide to travel to his birthplace. As the stories intertwine, a world emerges in which everything and nothing has changed. 'Prose this powerful could wake the dead' - "Observer". 'This is easily Hemon's best work to date, an intricately tessellated portrait of flight, emigration, and the meaning of home' - "Evening Standard".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780330458429
(197mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aleksandar Hemon
Book of My Lives, Paperback (February 2014)
The first nonfiction book-searing, revealing, unforgettable-from one of our most acclaimed writers.
Best European Fiction, Paperback (December 2013)
Year five of the Best European Fiction series brings another crop of cutting-edge short stories from across the continent.
Love and Obstacles, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Aleksandar Hemon
An electrifying masterclass in international storytelling from one of the most original writers at work in English today
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Author Biography - Aleksandar Hemon
Born in Sarajevo, Aleksandar Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. He is the author The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, and a new collection of stories, Love and Obstacles. He lives in Chicago.
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