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Absurdistan: A Novel
by Gary Shteyngart

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Edition: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House (2006-05-02)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 1400061962 / 9781400061969
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 618901

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One of the 10 best books of 2006 according to The New York Times
Shteyngart's scruffy, exuberant second novel, equal parts Gogol and Borat, is immodest on every level—it's long, crude, manic and has cheap vodka on its breath. It also happens to be smart, funny and, in the end, extraordinarily rich and moving. Absurdistan introduces Misha Vainberg, the rap-music-obsessed, grossly overweight son of the 1,238th richest man in Russia. After attending college in the United States, he is now stuck in St. Petersburg, scrambling for an American visa that may never arrive. Caught between worlds, and mired in his own prejudices and thwarted desires, Vainberg just may be an antihero for our times.”

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Shteyngart's second novel (The Russian Debutante's Handbook, 2002, was the first) is a wild ride that follows its protagonist and narrator, Misha Vainburg, from St. Petersburg (or St. Leninsburg as he prefers to call it) to a tiny country in the Caucasus called Absurdsvani, with occasional detours via flashbacks to New York City and Misha's midwestern alma mater, Accidental College.



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