Lake Success

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Product Number: Z100129684
Released: Sep 04, 2018
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ISBN: #9781101923153
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"Spectacular."—NPR "Uproariously funny."—The Boston Globe "An artistic triumph."—San Francisco Chronicle "A novel in which comedy and pathos are exquisitely balanced."—The Washington Post "Shteyngart's best book."—The Seattle Times The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times. Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son's diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema—a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth—has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION "The fuel and oxygen of immigrant literature—movement, exile, nostalgia, cultural disorientation—are what fire the pistons of this trenchant and panoramic novel...? [It is] a novel so pungent, so frisky and so intent on probing the dissonances and delusions—both individual and collective—that grip this strange land getting stranger."—The New York Times Book Review "Shteyngart, perhaps more than any American writer of his generation, is a natural. He is light, stinging, insolent and melancholy...? The wit and the immigrant's sense of heartbreak—he was born in Russia—just seem to pour from him. The idea of riding along behind Shteyngart as he glides across America in the early age of Trump is a propitious one. He doesn't disappoint."—The New York Times "From one of our finest comic novelists comes a work with equal parts smarts and heart to go with the steady hilarity of its plot and prose...? Surely the funniest book of the year, indeed one of the best overall."—Newsday

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Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018

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Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
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Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
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