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Publisher Comments:

Absurdistan is not just a hilarious novel, but a record of a particular peak in the history of human folly. No one is more capable of dealing with the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in Eastern Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of one Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”

–Aleksandar Hemon

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small country

Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA (don’t even ask), and patriot of no country save the great City of New York. Poor Misha just wants to live in the South Bronx with his hot Latina girlfriend, but after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost.

Salvation lies in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absurdistan, where a crooked consular officer will sell Misha a Belgian passport. But after a civil war breaks out between two competing ethnic groups and a local warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero soon finds himself covered in oil, fighting for his life, falling in love, and trying to figure out if a normal life is still possible in the twenty-first century.

With the enormous success of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart established himself as a central figure in today’s literary world—“one of the most talented and entertaining writers of his generation,” according to The New York Observer. In Absurdistan, he delivers an even funnier and wiser literary performance. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the new century, a glimmer of humanity in a world of dashed hopes.

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Synopsis:

Satirisk roman om Misha Vainberg, som vansmægter i Rusland mens han drømmer om sit fjerne ml, USA. Ved et tilfælde bliver han multikulturminister i den lille oliestat Absurdistan, og indblandet i skumle og livsfarlige transaktioner mellem de lokale krigsherrer.

Synopsis:

Satirisk roman om Misha Vainberg, som vansm

About the Author

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. His debut novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It was also named a New York Times Notable Book, a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, and one of the best debuts of the year by The Guardian. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. He lives in New York.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588365309
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Fiction-General
Author:
Shteyngart, Gary
Author:
Gary Shteyngart
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Russians
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Audio Books-Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
333

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Product details 333 pages Random House - English 9781588365309 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Satirisk roman om Misha Vainberg, som vansmægter i Rusland mens han drømmer om sit fjerne ml, USA. Ved et tilfælde bliver han multikulturminister i den lille oliestat Absurdistan, og indblandet i skumle og livsfarlige transaktioner mellem de lokale krigsherrer.
"Synopsis" by , Satirisk roman om Misha Vainberg, som vansm
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