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Gary Shteyngart

Biography

Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; ABSURDISTAN, which was chosen as one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and THE RUSSIAN DEBUTANTE'S HANDBOOK, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications and has been translated into 26 languages. Shteyngart lives in New York City and upstate New York.

Gary Shteyngart

Books by Gary Shteyngart

by Gary Shteyngart - Fiction, Humor, Literature, 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. 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.

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.