This novel was one that I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed! Staged sometime in the future (mainly NYC) Gary Shteyngart paints his readers a fear based world of authoritarianism where youth, your net worth (by way of assets and credits), and political connections have EVERYTHING to do with your survival. In this interesting and frightful new world, our main character balding, half attractive, second generation Russian Jew Lenny Abramov (39yrs) falls in love with 24yr old, petit, cynical, and retail addicted Korean Eunice Park. Although the pair are extremely mismatched, there is a simplistic, sad, nurturing and vulnerable companionship that these two share translating into LOVE.
A Sarcastic, funny, youthful, yet intellectual and soulful read about a world we can not yet imagine and a love whose honesty we can only hope for.
Pick it up today!