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Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart


Overview - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
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Overview
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post The Boston Globe San Francisco Chronicle The Seattle Times O: The Oprah Magazine Maureen Corrigan, NPR Salon Slate Minneapolis Star Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Kansas City Star Charlotte Observer The Globe and Mail Vancouver Sun Montreal Gazette Kirkus Reviews

In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of printed, bound media artifacts (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812977868
  • ISBN-10: 0812977866
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 334


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Set in New York in the not-too-distant future, Super Sad True Love Story is a delightful hybrid—an old-fashioned love story with a speculative sensibility. As an employee of the Indefinite Life Extension Company, middle-aged Lenny Abramov is preoccupied with immortality. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, he’s also an intractable romantic. The object of Lenny’s affection—a trendy Korean American named Eunice, who’s obsessed with shopping—is more than a few years his junior. Shifting between Lenny’s emotion-filled diary entries and Eunice’s robotic emails and text messages, the book is convincingly presented from both characters’ perspectives. This clever narrative device sets up a revealing contrast between generations and mindsets. Gary Shteyngart’s comic cautionary tale offers profound insights on the importance of maintaining a sense of humanity in a rapidly changing world.

 
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