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The Lazarus Project

Paperback. Pub Date :2009-8-1 Pages: 294 Publisher: Economic Daily On 2 March 1908. Lazarus Averbuch. a young Russian Jewishimmigrant to Chicago. tried to deliver a letter to the citys Chiefof Police He was shot dead After the.. shooting. it was claimed hewas an anarchist assassin and an agent of foreign operatives whowanted to bring the United States to its knees. His sister. Olga. was left alone and bereft in a city seething with tension. Acentury later. two friends become obsessed with the truth aboutLazarus and decide to travel to his birthplace As the storiesintertwine. a world emerges in which everything and nothing haschanged Prose this powerful could wake the dead -.. Observer.This is easily Hemons best work to date. an intricatelytessellated portrait of flight. emigration. and the meaning ofhome - Evening Standard.

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