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Título: The Lazarus Project
Editorial: Riverhead Books
Año de publicación: 2008
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
New, never read. First printing. 1 in the numberline. Signed and dated on title page. DJ in polyester protector. Ships in a sturdy box. N° de ref. de la librería 000068
On 2 March 1908, nineteen-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 twenty-first 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.
?Masterful . . . troubling, funny and redemptive . . . ingenious . . . Hemon is as much a writer of the senses as of the intellect. He can be very funny: the novel is full of jokes and linguistic riffs that justify comparisons to Nabokov' Washington Post
'The fearless and spirited expression of a turbulent literary talent . . . For all Hemon's nods to other writers -- one catches glimpses not only of Nabokov and Sebald but of Bulgakov, Pamuk, Amis, Poe -- he is entirely his own man, an original who owes no debts to anyone' Patrick McGrath, Book Forum
?Profoundly moving . . . A literary page-turner that combines narrative momentum with meditations on identity and mortality? Kirkus
On 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'
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