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Author
Aleksandar Hemon.
Publisher Riverhead  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781594489884
Pages/Publication Date 294/2008
Daedalus Item Code 12103
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The author of two collections of stories, The Question of Bruno and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Nowhere Man, Bosnian-American Aleksandar Hemon here offers a stunning novel about two immigrants a century apart. On March 2, 1908, 19-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a survivor of anti-Jewish pogroms in Eastern Europe, knocked on the door of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. Within minutes, Shippy had shot him dead, proclaiming Averbuch an anarchist assassin. In 21st-century America, another immigrant named Brik is writing Lazarus's story, and finds himself reliving the man's life.

"Masterful ... ingenious ... whether describing turn-of-the-century Chicago, with its mean tenements and decrepit outhouses, or the 'onionesque armpits' of a Moldovan pimp or an 'unreal McDonald's' in Moldova, 'shiny and sovereign and structurally optimistic,' [Aleksandar] 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 linguistics riffs that justify comparisons to Nabokov."Washington Post Book World

 
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