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I Pity the Poor Immigrant

A Novel

By Zachary Lazar

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. She soon finds herself inside a web of violence that takes in the American and Israeli Mafias, the Biblical figure of King David, and the modern state of Israel. 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. Part crime story, part spiritual quest, I Pity the Poor Immigrant is also a novelistic consideration of Jewish identity.

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2014

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9780316254038


Format: Book
Author: Lazar, Zachary
Title: I pity the poor immigrant : a novel / Zachary Lazar.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Subject: Israel -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316254038
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Lazar
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Bib Id: 509400

Format: Book
Author: Lazar, Zachary, author.
Title: I pity the poor immigrant : a novel / Zachary Lazar.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Description: 249 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Israel -- Fiction.
LCCN: bl2014007733
ISBN: 9780316254038
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Lazar