The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project


Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

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 prostitutes, the stories of Averbuch and Brik become inextricably intertwined, creating a truly original, provocative, and entertaining novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon as one of the most dynamic and essential literary voices of our time.

Title The Lazarus Project
Author Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher Riverhead Books
Title First Published 05 May 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 1594483752
ISBN-13 9781594483752
Publication Date 05 May 2009
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00
 


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