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Zachary Lazar

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Zachary Lazar

Zachary Lazar is the author of three books --- the novel SWAY, chosen as a Best Book 0f 2008 by the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Publisher's Weekly and Newsday, and the memoir EVENING'S EMPIRE: THE STORY OF MY FATHER'S MURDER, a Best Book of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune. Lazar is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009-10), and the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University (2009-10). He lives in New Orleans where he is on the creative writing faculty at Tulane University. His latest book is I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT.

Zachary Lazar

Books by Zachary Lazar

by Zachary Lazar - Fiction, History, Mystery

In 1972, the American gangster Meyer Lansky petitions the Israeli government for citizenship. His request is denied, and he is returned to the U.S. to stand trial. He leaves behind a mistress in Tel Aviv, a Holocaust survivor named Gila Konig. In 2009, American journalist Hannah Groff travels to Israel to investigate the killing of an Israeli writer. As she connects the dots between the murdered writer, Lansky, Gila and her own father, Hannah becomes increasingly obsessed with the dark side of her heritage.