Lake Success (Hardback)
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Lake Success (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 06/09/2018

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*Over 50 Best of 2018 listings worldwide*

'Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream - with recognition and with pure hilarity' - Richard Ford

'A trip through the American wasteland - from the people who have too little, to the people who have too much. Incredibly smart, incredibly funny, incredibly tragic, and therefore incredibly human, this is the perfect novel for these dysfunctional times' - Nathan Hill

'The funniest book you'll read all year. A rollicking and zinger-filled road trip [that] sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems.I was utterly floored' - Maria Semple

'Stupendous... Reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what America feels like right this minute... I barked with laughter at the same time as wincing in pain' Elizabeth Gilbert

A riotously satirical road trip through modern America from the brilliant author of Super Sad True Love Story andAbsurdistan

Barry Cohen, master of the universe, has just had a very public meltdown involving a dinner party, an insider trading investigation and a $30,000 bottle of Japanese whisky. So he flees New York City, leaving behind his beautiful young wife and son, but remembering to bring his six favourite designer watches. Zig-zagging south through Trump's America on a Greyhound Bus pilgrimmage he is singularly unprepared for, Barry heads to Texas - to find his old college girlfriend and, with her, a shot at a second chance...

Lake Success marries the trademark Shteyngart wit with an astonishing emotional resonance, capturing the vivid eccentricity and contradictions of America right now while speaking to the universal human experience of love, belonging, and the pursuit of happiness.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241350287
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 222 x 138 x 33 mm

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“An American road trip”

An American road trip, a satirical swipe at modern America, a state of the nation novel…. Whatever you want to call it ‘Lake Success’ plays out the fall and rise of Barry Cohen, a super-rich hedge fund manager,... More

Hardback edition
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“The American Dream gone toxic”

Barry Cohen, the main character in Lake Success, is an incredibly deluded individual. When Barry's life is hit by both financial humiliation and a catastrophic family row he decides to light out for the... More

Hardback edition
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Kev McCready

“Drowning In America.”

Sheyteyngart’s last novel ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ foretold a mid-century, Dystopian America. This is a sort of pre-Trump/post Trump novel. The lead character, Barry Cohen is duplicitous, heartless and ego driven... More

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