!!> Reading ➳ Lake Success ➬ Author Gary Shteyngart – Metalstampedmemories.info

Lake Success When His Dream Of The Perfect Marriage, The Perfect Son, And The Perfect Life Implodes, A Wall Street Millionaire Takes A Cross Country Bus Trip In Search Of His College Sweetheart And Ideals Of Youth In The Long Awaited Novel, His First In Seven Years, From The Acclaimed, Bestselling Author Of Super Sad True Love Story.Myopic, 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 3 Year Old Son S Diagnosis Of Autism, He Flees New York On A Greyhound Bus In Search Of A Simpler, Romantic Life With His Old College Sweetheart, Whom He Hasn T Seen Or Spoken To In Years Meanwhile, Reeling From The Fight That Caused Barry S Departure, His Super Smart Wife Seema, A Driven First Generation American Who Craved A Picture Perfect Life With All The Accoutrements Of A Huge Bank Account, Has Her Own Demons To Face How These Two Imperfect Characters Navigate The Shteyngartian Chaos Of Their Own Making Is The Heart Of This Biting, Brilliant, Emotionally Resonant Novel Very Much Of Our Times.


10 thoughts on “Lake Success

  1. says:

    There has been a lot of talk about what constitutes the American novel but for my money, Success Lake is the American novel for these times.Although the Trump election is not front and center it pervades everything it s a time when amoral


  2. says:

    The roof garden was divided into roughly two demographics capital on one side, and cultural capital on the other It wasn t quite as split as a Hasidic wedding, gender wise, but it was close enough, and Barry worked up the gumption to leave some of


  3. says:

    Nope, I can t do it I can t continue to try to read this book that I hate I despise the characters and the story isn t captivating at all I ve tried to give it a chance, but when I look at the book and try to read another page it is painful to think about De


  4. says:

    In Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart channels what Philip Roth called the indigenous American berserk with sympathy, humor, and pathos Always funny, Shteyngart encapsulates his deep understanding of contemporary America into the lives, loves, and failures of Barry and See


  5. says:

    Hmm It s either a brilliant Candide esque satire of the clueless wealthy idiots who got us into our current mess maybe they didn t vote for Trump but they thought about it , etc or it s a tone deaf straight white liberal male asking questions about how we got here And if you fi


  6. says:

    All I know is I never had any advantages, Barry said I wasn t even lucky enough to be born to immigrant parents Schteyngart s wry new novel takes a swift kick at the funny bone of the American ruling class My thanks go to Net Galley and Random House for the review copy Barry grew up as t


  7. says:

    SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, Shteyngart s 2010 dystopian masterpiece, will remain one of my 50 favorite books of all time Its haunting prescience convinced me that technology and social media had already dominated and intruded on our lives to chilling, sinister effect Some of it is already dawning t


  8. says:

    Gary on Greyhounds Gary Shteyngart writes with an energy that makes most other writers today look like they use their keyboards as pillows for resting their sleepy heads He chooses the archetypal symbol of capitalism through whom to tell his story, a financial wunderkind who has a complicated relationship w


  9. says:

    We meet Barry Cohen in the summer of 2016, an early middle aged hedge fund manager His life is about to implode, and actually has EXploded in a less than civilized way as he flees his enviable digs in the Flatiron District sporting scratch marks on his face, headed for the Port Authority and a Greyhound that will del


  10. says:

    Lake Success tracks the mid life crisis of Barry Cohen, a struggling hedge fund manager with a crumbling marriage and a severely autistic three year old son After a brutal dinner party and subsequent nervous breakdown, Barry gets on a Greyhound to find his college girlfriend in El Paso, Texas to set his life back onto what he


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