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Lazar, Zachary (1078720)
Lazar, Zachary (1078720)

Zachary Lazar

Zachary Lazar's previous novel, Sway (LB, 978-0-316-11309-0, 1/08), was chosen as a Best Book of 2008 by the Los Angeles Times, and his memoir, Evening's Empire: The Story of My Father's Murder (LB, 978-0-316-03768-6, 11/09), was named a Best Book of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune. Lazar is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. He lives in New Orleans, where he is on the creative writing faculty at Tulane University.


I Pity the Poor Immigrant

I Pity the Poor Immigrant

by Zachary Lazar

"Lazar knows how to paint the brief vivid picture, and draws the reader into a beguiling air of lost connections...." -James Wood, The New Yorker

In 1972, American gangster Meyer Lansky petitions the Israeli government for citizenship. His request is denied, and he is returned to the U.S. to ...

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