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"Lake Success" By Gary Shteyngart


 This is an encore presentation. 

Lake Success, now out in paperback, focuses on self-deluded husband and father Barry Cohen, a discontent hedge fund manager who oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Overwhelmed 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. A darkly funny novel about a life divorced from the world most of us know, Lake Success is a very human portrait of American despair in the months leading up to the 2016 election.

Gary Shteyngart is the author of the award-winning novels, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, Super Sad True Love Story, and a memoir, Little Failure. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Slate, and The New York Times, and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.