Uprisings from the Past
Hemon's novel moves from old Chicago to the siege of Sarajevo
The Lazarus Project
by Aleksandar Hemon
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Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project opens in Chicago in 1908, when a young Jewish immigrant called Lazarus Averbuch, an alleged anarchist and follower of Emma Goldman, enters the home of the chief of police and is shot dead. The narrator is Vladimir Brik, a Bosnian-American writer, and the spine of the story is his quest, almost a hundred years later, to unearth the truth about the death of Averbuch.