PRAISE FOR LADY LAZARUS
"Altschul is one of our great young writers, and Lady Lazarus is the proof. A poetic satire of rock and roll, and a rock and roll ode to poetry, it mirrors its heroine: smart, gorgeous, and funny as hell."
- ANDREW SEAN GREER
"A sort of Gen X answer to Don DeLillo's boomer epic Underworld; it uses alt rock as a springboard to address all of the human condition."- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Astounding... You've never read anything quite like it."
- San Francisco magazine
"At last, a term for the self-destructive celebrities that so fascinate (and dominate) American culture: Death Artists."
- Sacramento News & Review
"Lady Lazarus is fun, sure, but Altschul is serious as a heart attack... A certain Seattle band is only the starting point of this smart, funny, breath-taking novel about celebrity, literature, and the elusive truth."
"Altschul is one smart cookie and a fabulist of no little talent. Lady Lazarus is ambitious, virtuostic, epic, and worthy of the oohs and ahhs of literate rock fans... Maybe tell them it's the Quadrophenia of books?"
"Some of the smartest, insightful, and flat-out funny writing about rock and roll celebrity since Neal Pollack's Never Mind the Pollacks."
"If you're a fan of postmodern fiction... Altschul's debut makes an excellent addition to the canon. You should read this book."
"In these pages Andrew Altschul conducts the wildest possible love affair with style. These pages are lit by the most seditious literary cunning... Andrew Altschul may be shinily modern - postmodern - in every other way, but he is also that ancient thing, a born storyteller capable of breaking your heart." - ELIZABETH TALLENT
"Altschul writes in gorgeous, fluid prose with a slyly ironic tone."
- Palo Alto Weekly
"Lady Lazarus takes the idea of celebrity and turns it upside down... This debut novel reads like a rock biography but ends up questioning the importance of art in a postmodern world. "
- BlogCritics Magazine
"Lady Lazarus brilliantly examines the cultural allure of the famous dead. Many ghosts haunt the pages of this gripping novel; it casts over the reader that same spell cast by the real-life stories of the talented and the doomed." - HEIDI JULAVITS