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The Resource Lake Success

Lake Success

Label
Lake Success
Title
Lake Success
Statement of responsibility
Gary Shteyngart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 MailNarcissistic, 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
Summary
A self-made Wall Street millionaire, baffled by the implosion of his seemingly perfect life, takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and the ideals of his youth
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Tone
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10692424
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Shteyngart, Gary
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Lake Success
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:959d69b1-1875-4952-b7c7-641750bd53f8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780812997422
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lake Success
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:959d69b1-1875-4952-b7c7-641750bd53f8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780812997422
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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