AOT #199: Zachary Lazar Podcasts Evening’s Empire

February 1, 2010 by  
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Zachary LazarEvening's Empire

Zachary Lazar, whose novel Sway was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications, reads from and discusses his new book Evening’s Empire: The Story of My Father’s Murder. When he was just six years old, Lazar’s father, Edward, was shot dead by hit men in a Phoenix, Arizona, parking garage. The year was 1975, a time when, according to the Arizona Republic, “land-fraud artists roamed the state in sharp suits, gouging money from buyers and investors.” How did his father fit into this world and how could his son ever truly understand the man, his time and place, and his motivations? In Evening’s Empire, Lazar brilliantly attempts to reconstruct the sequence of events that led to his father’s murder.

($24.99) Little, Brown ISBN #978-0-316-03768-6.

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