Guest-blogger Alex Smith tells us more below.
Eye-catching composition not intentional.
Anyone who is reading this blog has likely spoken English longer than Hemon. Like Nabokov and Conrad he learned (and demonstrably mastered) English as an adult. He published his first story on English in 1995.
The Lazarus Project is a few shades darker than some of his previous books, dealing as it does with holocaust and institutionalized anti-Semitism. It has some tense and thrilling moments too, showing another side to an author who previously was happy to ramble, albeit in the most entertaining way.
Illustrated with photographs taken by a friend of the author, this signed (signed!) copy is a steal at $25. You'd better buy it quick before I change my mind and buy it for myself!