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Author Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964-

Title The Lazarus project / Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society.

Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC HEMON,A    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC HEMON,A    Available
Description 294 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary "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 Lazarusas story--what really happened, and why?"--From publisher description.
Subject Averbuch, Lazarus, d. 1908 -- Fiction.
Murder -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Author Božović, Velibor.
Chicago History Museum.
ISBN 9781594489884 : $24.95

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