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The Lazarus Project

Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964-

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Lazarus Project
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On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Now, in the twenty-first century, a young writer in Chicago, Brik, also from Eastern Europe, becomes obsessed with Lazarus story--what really happened, and why?--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
ISBN: 1594489882
9781594489884
Characteristics: 294 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Božović, Velibor
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Got this by mistake, was after the 'The Lazarus Phenomenon' just to see what it is about.

From what I read of this one however I would not recommend it

Aug 16, 2010
  • Harriet_the_Spy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This story is both terribly sad and terribly hopeful. It explores how immigrants can never fully understand the new culture they find themselves in, and finds redemption in the most bleak of circumstances.

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