Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

THE LAZARUS PROJECT—Aleksandar Hemon—A quite amazing book! Written by a Yugoslavian who visited the U.S. In 1992 and due to circumstances was never able to return, Hemon a tells tale of multiple, but two directly intertwined people. One is Lazarus Averbuch, a 19 year old who was killed at the home of and by the Chief of the Chicago Police under circumstances never fully explained, the other a young, foreign born author Brik, keen on attempting to resolve the Lazarus murder. The attempt takes Brick, together with a photographer to Eastern Europe where they attempt to gain understanding of Averbuch's background and family roots; but wind up spending more time Brik trying to understand himself and the cultural crisis he is in. Hemon's amazing command of the English Language, alone, is reason enough to read the book; which together with his observations of two cultures make it difficult to put down once started. The book is dark but carries much 'energy and wit'.


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