skip to content
Lake Success : a novel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Lake Success : a novel

Author: Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: [London] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint Penguin Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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. 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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 024135028X 9780241350287 9780241350300 0241350301
OCLC Number: 1020614002
Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gary Shteyngart.

Abstract:

"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. 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, more 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"--Provided by publisher.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Shteyngart's comic energy is well deployed on the ridiculously rich, especially amid Trump's campaign and his election by, perhaps, many Greyhound riders. * Daily Mail * Referencing classic novels Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1020614002> # Lake Success : a novel
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1020614002" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4736860501#Topic/midlife_crisis> ; # Midlife crisis
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.6/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4736860501#Topic/marital_conflict> ; # Marital conflict
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4736860501#Person/shteyngart_gary_1972> ; # Gary Shteyngart
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description ""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. 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, more 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"--Provided by publisher."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4736860501> ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4736860501#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Lake Success : a novel"@en ;
    schema:productID "1020614002" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780241350300> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780241350287> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8C3168> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1020614002> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4736860501#Person/shteyngart_gary_1972> # Gary Shteyngart
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1972" ;
    schema:familyName "Shteyngart" ;
    schema:givenName "Gary" ;
    schema:name "Gary Shteyngart" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780241350287>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "024135028X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780241350287" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780241350300>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0241350301" ;
    schema:isbn "9780241350300" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.