Miami Herald // The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

My review ran in Sunday’s Miami Herald.

Hemon’s extensive research results in a beautifully rendered reevaluation of a previously misunderstand chapter in the history of immigration to America — which is say, into the history of America itself. Like the fiction of Ha Jin fiction or Chris Abani, Hemon’s best work describes and defines what it means to be a new citizen in this land. Books like The Lazarus Project should make us glad he’s here.