David Lazar (Hardcover)
Bunim & Bannigan Ltd, 9781933480497, 180pp.
Publication Date: November 21, 2019
Robert Kalich blurs the lines between memoir and fiction to tell a timeless story of love and redemption, with a dash of noir.
David Lazar is a born and bred New Yorker reflecting on the arc of his life as he composes his memoir. Filled with colorful New York characters--childhood friends, business mentors, wealthy associates, organized crime figures, celebrities, and sports stars--and told by a complex and compelling narrator, the city from the 1950s up to the present comes alive. The Big Apple is Lazar's cradle and his cauldron, and a life like Lazar's is unique to New York City.
A professional sports gambler, Lazar is haunted by the immoral nature of the very work that made him rich. His innermost being is shaken as he reimagines the dehumanizing nature of his work and former life. Did he sell his soul to make it? Is there redemption for wealth based on corruption and violence? ...