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Lake Success

The Great American Novel Takes A Detour

Bestselling author Gary Shteyngart returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times.

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.

Audiobook available, read by Arthur Morey and Soneela Nankani

Lake Success
by Gary Shteyngart

  • Publication Date: September 4, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Humor, Satire
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN-10: 0812997417
  • ISBN-13: 9780812997415