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Gary Shteyngart


Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir LITTLE FAILURE (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), ABSURDISTAN, and THE RUSSIAN DEBUTANTE'S HANDBOOK (winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction). His books regularly appear on best-of lists around the world and have been published in 30 countries.

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Books by Gary Shteyngart

by Gary Shteyngart - Fiction, Humor, Satire

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.

by Gary Shteyngart - Nonfiction

After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty and deeply poignant account of his life so far. Swinging between a Soviet home life and American aspirations, Shteyngart found himself living in two contradictory worlds, all the while wishing that he could find a real home in one. And somebody to love him. And somebody to lend him 69 cents for a McDonald’s hamburger.