Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011

Edmund White

Correction appended: July 27, 2011

Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project is a wonderful book. It braids together two narratives: one about a man from Yugoslavia who goes to Chicago [in the early 1900s] with a message for the chief of police, who assumes he is an anarchist and shoots him dead; the other about Bosnians living in modern-day Chicago trying to track down the man's story.

White's most recent book is a memoir, City Boy

Correction: The original version of this story stated that the book was about "Serbs living in modern day Chicago."