The Russian Debutante's Handbook

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.68 hours)
Product Number: Z04676
Released: Mar 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464022883
Narrator/s: Adam Grupper
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Best-selling author Gary Shteyngart's exquisite fiction is met with a level of critical acclaim reserved for the very best in the field. In this startlingly provocative work, Russian immigrant Vladimir Girshkin searches for love and self-identity while interacting with a quirky set of acquaintances. "No novelist thinks more globally than Gary Shteyngart . [He] has figured out how to be funny and appalling at the same time, often in the same sentence."-Baltimore Sun

Author(s): Gary Shteyngart

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Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Narrator(s): Adam Grupper
Product Number C5769
Released: Jan 31, 2012
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ISBN: #9781449849320
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Narrator(s): Adam Grupper
Product Number MP0366
Released: Mar 27, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464015984

Professional reviews

"Russian-born Vladimir Girshkin has done most of his growing up in America. At age 25 he's far from settled. He juggles girlfriends, expenses, job boredom, and suburban parents, moving from scheme to scheme. One of these schemes lands him in Prava, the sparkling city of the fictional Republika Stolovaya. There he finds all kinds of illicit entrepreneurial opportunities, especially when he moves into the personal favor of the Groundhog, a mob boss. Vladimir's string of new exploits progresses despite his ignorance of the culture he is operating in. Adam Grupper emphasizes the satiric humor of the novel but can't manage to breathe life into the flat characters. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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