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Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart

Label
Lake Success
Title
Lake Success
Statement of responsibility
Gary Shteyngart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times. "Gary Shteyngart has held up a mirror to American culture that is so accurate, and so devastating, that it makes you want to break the mirror right over your own head. I mean this as a good thing."?Elizabeth Gilbert 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. Advance praise for Lake Success "As good as anything we've seen from this author: smart, relevant, fundamentally warm-hearted, hilarious of course, and it has a great ending."? Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Shteyngart's latest is a hilarious, melancholic, and rapier-sharp tale for our times."? Library Journal (starred review) "Shteyngart does slapstick as well as ever, but he stakes out new terrain in the expert way he develops his characters' pathos. ... [Lake Success is] a stylish, big-hearted novel. Shteyngart made his name as a sharp satirist, and he'll undoubtedly widen his appeal with this effort."? Publishers Weekly "In Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly: its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream?with recognition and with pure hilarity."?Richard Ford " Lake Success is Gary Shteyngart, so you already know it's the funniest book you'll read all year. But the surprise here is the novel's epic sweep, its melancholy resonance. What begins as a rollicking and zinger-filled road trip sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems. I was utterly floored by Shteyngart's staggeringly beautiful denouement."?Maria Semple
Summary
Shteyngart delivers another painfully funny novel about ambition, disappointment, and the darker side of the American dream. For fans of witty, offbeat, satirical humor. -- Jennifer Alexander for LibraryReads
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Tone
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692424
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3878678
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1050317083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812997422
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
959D69B1-1875-4952-B7C7-641750BD53F8
System control number
(OCoLC)1050317083
Label
Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3878678
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1050317083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812997422
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
959D69B1-1875-4952-B7C7-641750BD53F8
System control number
(OCoLC)1050317083

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