Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and Penguin Random House present
Gary Shteyngart in conversation with Joseph Rosen for the launch of Lake Success.
Rialto Hall, 5711 Avenue Du Parc
Doors at 6 pm, event at 7 pm
Tickets on sale online and in store! 15% discount on Lake Success with ticket.
The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times.
"Shteyngart, perhaps more than any American writer of his generation, is a natural. He is light, stinging, insolent and melancholy... he doesn't disappoint."—The New York Times
Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he 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 Shteyngartian 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.
GARY SHTEYNGART is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, and The Russian Debutante's Handbook. His memoir, Little Failure, was named one of the best books of 2014 by more than 45 publications and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Granta, Esquire, GQ, Travel + Leisure, and many others.
JOSEPH ROSEN is a writer, teacher, and dad based in Montreal’s bagel district. His writings have appeared in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, n+1 magazine, The Montreal Gazette, Shtetl Montreal & elsewhere. Rosen teaches at Dawson College in Montreal, and is an affiliated researcher at Concordia University’s Curating and Public Scholarship Lab. He has a PhD in how messed up the world is, but he hasn’t given up hope yet.
“Stupendous . . . a novel that seems to have been created in real time, reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what...More Info