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I Pity the Poor Immigrant - A Novel

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

7h 8m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:45


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

02:39


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

36:17


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

02:14


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:08:53


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

03:52


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

46:56


Part 3
Part 3

01:44:52


Part 4
Part 4

01:18:26


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

11:13


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

01:46