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By Gary Shteyngart

ISBN-10: 1588365301

ISBN-13: 9781588365309

-Absurdistan is not only a hilarious novel, yet a checklist of a specific top within the background of human folly. not anyone is extra in a position 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.-
-Aleksandar Hemon

From the seriously 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 experiences from unintentional university, united states (don-t even ask), and patriot of no kingdom shop the good urban of latest York. negative Misha simply desires to reside within the South Bronx together with his sizzling 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 coated in oil, battling for his lifestyles, falling in love, and attempting to work out if a standard existence continues to be attainable within the twenty-first century.
With the large good fortune of The Russian Debutante-s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart verified himself as a vital determine in today-s literary world--one of the main gifted and wonderful writers of his generation,- in accordance to the hot York Observer. In Absurdistan, he grants a good funnier and wiser literary functionality. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the recent century, a glimmer of humanity in a global of dashed hopes.

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