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Lake Success

Lake Success: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart

Fiction suggested by Barbara

Mostly from Amazon — Darkly comic. Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, hedge-fund manager Barry, stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema—a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth—has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.