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Description - The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

On 2 March 1908, 19-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a Russian Jewish immigrant to Chicago, tried to deliver a letter to the home of the city's Chief of Police, George Shippy. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. Lazarus Averbuch, Shippy claimed, 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 - and country - seething with political and ethnic tensions. In the 21st century, Brik, a young Bosnian writer in Chicago, becomes obsessed with finding out the truth of what happened to Lazarus. And so Brik and his friend Rora, a charming and unreliable photographer, set off on a journey back to Lazarus Averbuch's birthplace, through a history of pogroms and poverty and a present of gangsters and prostitutes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330458429
ISBN-10: 0330458426
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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 and Nowhere Man.

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