The Russian Debutante's Handbook

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.1 X 8.18 X 1.07 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781573229883

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About the Author

Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Failure (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels Super Sad True Love Story (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Absurdistan, and The Russian Debutante's Handbook (winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction). His books regularly appear on best-of lists around the world and have been published in thirty countries.

Reviews

"Rowdy, ribald, funny...this superb debut [is] the real thing."--Esquire

"As attuned to the exhilarating possibilities of the language as Martin Amis, as deadpan and funny as the young Evelyn Waugh."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"In Vladimir Girshkin, the wisecracking, lovelorn, desperately self-reinventing protagonist, Shteyngart has given us a literary symbol for this new immigrant age, much as Saul Bellow or Henry Roth did in theirs..."--Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post

"A brilliant, funny debut describing the vicissitudes of immigration today, as experienced by the hero, a young Russian-American."--Harper's Bazaar

"The rampaging narrative is festooned on every page with glittering one-liners, improbably apt similes, and other miniature pleasures."--Elle

"If Henry Miller were Russian, this is a book he might have written."--Time Out New York

"[Gary Shteyngart's] sense of the exploded past and volatile present suffuses this gifted first novel..." --O. Magazine