I Pity the Poor Immigrant: A Novel

I Pity the Poor Immigrant: A Novel

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The stunning new novel by the author of Sway is another "brilliant portrayal of life as a legend" (Margot Livesey).

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.… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

[A] brilliant and intriguing new novel.

The book weaves like a melody. It’s beautiful, full of passages and bursts of dialogue that break through the noise of complaint and countercomplaint that define so much of the talk about modern Israel.

The connections Lazar makes here are complex and artful, though at times bewildering even to discerning readers.

Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (April 08, 2014)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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