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. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND MAUREEN CORRIGAN, NPR'S FRESH AIR AND NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review NPR The Washington Post O: The Oprah Magazine Mother Jones Glamour Library Journal Kirkus Reviews Newsday Pamela Paul, KQED Financial Times The Globe and Mail 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

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Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Awards:2019-Fiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal
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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Released: Sep 04, 2018
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Publisher: Random House
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"Shteyngart offers listeners an America of our own making. Barry Cohen's hedge fund business has tanked (and is being investigated by the SEC); his smart wife, Seema, called him "soulless"; and his son has been diagnosed with autism. What is he to do? Why, hit the road, of course! Dual narrators Arthur Morey and Soneela Nankani successfully embody their characters' sarcastic and sorrowful psyches. While Barry bumbles through pre-Trump America on a Greyhound bus, Seema finds herself reconsidering her and her son's American dream. Morey pinpoints Barry's self-absorption and privileged na•vetŽ, and deftly handles his fellow bus riders by not overdoing their accents. Nankani's Seema is also painted with a rich emotional brush that elevates the writing. E.A.N. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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