By Gary Shteyngart
“Absurdistan is not only a hilarious novel, yet a list of a specific top 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 japanese Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of 1 Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”
From the significantly 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 stories from unintended collage, united states (don’t even ask), and patriot of no kingdom retailer the good urban of latest York. terrible Misha simply desires to dwell 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 kingdom 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 an area warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero quickly reveals himself lined in oil, struggling with for his lifestyles, falling in love, and attempting to work out if a standard lifestyles remains to be attainable within the twenty-first century.
With the large luck of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart demonstrated himself as a critical determine in today’s literary world—“one of the main gifted and interesting writers of his generation,” in accordance to the recent York Observer. In Absurdistan, he offers an excellent funnier and wiser literary functionality. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the recent century, a glimmer of humanity in an international of dashed hopes.
From the Hardcover edition.
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