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Lake Success : a novel

Author: Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First large print editionView all editions and formats
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"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...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Satire
Novels
Fiction
Domestic fiction
Road fiction
Satirical literature
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 9781984841520 1984841521
OCLC Number: 1039725292
Description: 550 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gary Shteyngart.

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"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"--

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