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Absurdistan

Author: Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: New York : Random House : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Open Absurdistan and meet outsize Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, lover of large portions of food and drink, lover and inept performer of rap music, and lover of a South Bronx Latina whom he longs to rejoin in New York, if only the American INS would grant him a visa. But it won't, because Misha's late Beloved Papa whacked an Oklahoma businessman of some prominence. And Misha is paying the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 9780812971675 0812971671 1400061962 9781400061969
OCLC Number: 965571746
Description: xi, 333 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Gary Shteyngart.

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Open Absurdistan and meet outsize Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, lover of large portions of food and drink, lover and inept performer of rap music, and lover of a South Bronx Latina whom he longs to rejoin in New York, if only the American INS would grant him a visa. But it won't, because Misha's late Beloved Papa whacked an Oklahoma businessman of some prominence. And Misha is paying the price of exile from his adopted American homeland. He's stuck in Russia, dreaming of his beloved Rouenna and the Oz of NYC. Salvation may lie in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absurdistan, where a crooked consular officer will sell Misha a Belgian passport. But after a civil war breaks out between two competing ethnic groups and a local warlord installs hapless Misha as Minister of Multicultural Affairs, our hero soon finds himself covered in oil, fighting for his life, falling in love, and trying to figure out if a normal life is still possible in the twenty-first Century.

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