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Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel
 
 
Author
Gary Shteyngart.
Publisher Random House  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9781400066407
Pages/Publication Date 331/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30355
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"Gary Shteyngart's wonderful new novel, Super Sad True Love Story, is a supersad, superfunny, superaffecting performance—a book that not only showcases the ebullient satiric gifts ... but that also uncovers his abilities to write deeply and movingly about love and loss and mortality. It's a novel that gives us a cutting comic portrait of a futuristic America, nearly ungovernable and perched on the abyss of fiscal collapse, and at the same time it is a novel that chronicles a sweetly real love affair as it blossoms from its awkward, improbable beginnings. Mr. Shteyngart spent his earliest childhood in Leningrad, then moved with his family to the United States, and Super Sad reflects his dual heritage, combining the dark soulfulness of Russian literature with the antic inventiveness of postmodern American writing; the tenderness of the Chekhovian tradition with the hormonal high jinks of a Judd Apatow movie.... It demonstrates a new emotional bandwidth and ratifies his emergence as one of his generation's most original and exhilarating writers.... In recounting the story of Lenny and Eunice in his antic, supercaffeinated prose, Mr. Shteyngart gives us his most powerful and heartfelt novel yet—a novel that performs the delightful feat of mashing up an apocalyptic satire with a genuine supersad true love story."—NYTimes
 
 
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