Absurdistan: A Novel

Absurdistan: A Novel

Gary Shteyngart

Absurdistan is not only a hilarious novel, yet a list of a specific height within the heritage of human folly. not anyone is extra in a position to facing the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in jap Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of 1 Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”
–Aleksandar Hemon

From the seriously acclaimed, bestselling writer of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant tale of 1 very fats guy and one very small country
Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound catastrophe of a man or woman, son of the 1,238th-richest guy in Russia, proud holder of a level in multicultural reviews from unintentional collage, united states (don’t even ask), and patriot of no kingdom keep the nice urban of recent York. bad Misha simply desires to reside within the South Bronx together with his scorching Latina female friend, yet after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost.
Salvation lies within the tiny, oil-rich state of Absurdistan, the place a crooked consular officer will promote Misha a Belgian passport. yet after a civil warfare breaks out among competing ethnic teams and a neighborhood warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero quickly reveals himself lined in oil, scuffling with for his lifestyles, falling in love, and attempting to work out if a standard existence continues to be attainable within the twenty-first century.
With the big good fortune of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart confirmed himself as a relevant determine in today’s literary world—“one of the main gifted and wonderful writers of his generation,” in accordance to the hot York Observer. In Absurdistan, he provides a good funnier and wiser literary functionality. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the recent century, a glimmer of humanity in an international of dashed hopes.

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