Super Sad True Love Story

By Gary Shteyngart
(Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812977868, 334pp.)

Publication Date: May 3, 2011

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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?



About the Author
Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972, and came to the United States seven years later. His novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and was chosen as a best book of the year by the Washington Post Book World and Entertainment Weekly. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and many other publications. He lives in New York City.


NPR
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Writer Gary Shteyngart recently won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The 11-year-old award was named for British author P.G. Wodehouse and has been awarded to Brits � until this year when it was given to a self-proclaimed Russian-Jewish New Yorker. Shteyngart won for his third work of fiction, Super Sad True Love Story, and he will be given a pig named after the novel as a part of the prize. Shteyngart told Robert Siegel, "This is what I've been writing for all my life. The last award I won was the National Jewish Book Award � and now I get to hang out with a pig." More at NPR.org

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NPR
Friday, May 13, 2011

His third novel, Super Sad True Love Story, is a black comedy set in a futuristic America � where books don't exist and where the economy has collapsed. Shteyngart explains why he decided to write a love story in this dystopic vision of the future � and why he thinks technology is changing the way we think. More at NPR.org

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