July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
In the very near and eerily familiar future, America is crushed under spiraling debt, ruled tyrannically by the monolithic "Bipartisan Party," and vehemently dismissive of the written word. As a revolt against the relentless march of time, Lenny Abramov writes in his antiquated diary about his terror of middle-age, his resolution to never die, and his troubled love affair with a Eunice, a young Korean-American woman with degrees in "Images" and "Assertiveness" who strives to make Lenny embrace the zeitgeist. Alternating between Lenny's diary entries and Eunice's cyber-updates, SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY works simultaneously as a fiendish satire of contemporary culture, a terrifying dystopic vision of the future, and a surprisingly soulful and resonant love story worthy of Chekhov. Gary Shteyngart (ABSURDISTAN) further cements his reputation as the 21st-century's most hilarious and eviscerating social satirist while widening and deepening his literary territory. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Science + Technology, Society + Social Issues, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, Peoples + Cultures, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Language: English
- Author: Gary Shteyngart
- Online Item #: 12356290
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-5104
- ISBN: 9781400066407
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported