Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

 

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

" Hedge fund manager Barry Cohen is a tad... out of touch with reality.  So after a horrific fight with his wife about their autistic son, his reaction is to embark on a one-man bus trip across the country to reunite with his college girlfriend.  Sex, drugs, bizarre encounters with Trump voters - a LOT happens, to both Barry and his wife.  But amid all the ridiculousness (a lot of which is very funny), Shteyngart manages to illuminate the weird little quirks that make his characters so human, and bring their story to a conclusion that's genuinely heartfelt.  I really loved this. "  - Recommended by Erika
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780812997415
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Published: Random House - September 4th, 2018

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.