By Gary Shteyngart
-Absurdistan isn't just a hilarious novel, yet a checklist of a selected top within the historical past of human folly. not anyone is extra able to facing the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in jap 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 individual, son of the 1,238th-richest guy in Russia, proud holder of a level in multicultural reviews from unintentional university, united states (don-t even ask), and patriot of no kingdom shop the nice urban of recent York. bad Misha simply desires to stay within the South Bronx along 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 state of Absurdistan, the place a crooked consular officer will promote Misha a Belgian passport. yet after a civil struggle 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, combating for his lifestyles, falling in love, and attempting to work out if a typical existence continues to be attainable within the twenty-first century.
With the big good fortune of The Russian Debutante-s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart tested 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 hot York Observer. In Absurdistan, he offers an excellent funnier and wiser literary functionality. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the hot century, a glimmer of humanity in an international of dashed hopes.
From the Hardcover edition.-
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