The Apartment on Calle Uruguay

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5.86 X 8.54 X 0.97 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Zachary Lazar is the author of five previous books, including the novel Sway, the memoir Evening's Empire: The Story of My Father's Murder, and the novel I Pity the Poor Immigrant, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the 2015 John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence." Lazar lives in New Orleans, where he is on the creative writing faculty at Tulane University.


A politically deft and emotionally devastating exploration of what it means to live in exile. With great lyricism and sly wit, Lazar illuminates the many varieties of longing for home. --Jenny Offill, author of Weather and Dept. of Speculation

Zachary Lazar is a master of moments lesser writers gloss over. His characters are intensely human, intriguing, and inviting. Readers will relish the feeling that they are observing secret lives. --Maurice Carlos Ruffin, author of We Cast a Shadow

The Apartment on Calle Uruguay is a meticulously written and evocative exploration of grief at the dawn of the Trump presidency. --Ladee Hubbard, author of The Rib King

No one can write like Lazar, with his particular style of courage and ferocity. I inhaled in two sittings this sexy, mystical romance, which takes place just before the pandemic, as the world swerves toward disaster. Elegy, love story, reckoning, tale of hope and renewal: it is brilliant. --Deb Olin Unferth, author of Barn 8

The Apartment on Calle Uruguay is an exquisite example of a master craftsman working in his prime. I greatly admire the rigor of Zachary Lazar's prose, and the elegance and ease of his storytelling. --Jami Attenberg, author of All This Could Be Yours and The Middlesteins

Zachary Lazar has always written with uncommon intelligence and grace about both the delicate realizations and violent upheavals out of which we create ourselves--and The Apartment on Calle Uruguay strikes me as his timeliest novel to date. This book moved me. --John Wray, author of Godsend