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Gary Shteyngart
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Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish... Read More

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A Hero of Our Time

Written by Mikhail Lermontov
Translated by Marian Schwartz
Introduction by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $14.00

A Hero of Our Time, the first major prose novel in Russian literature, is a mosaic of narrators and tales featuring the Byronic young officer Pechorin. Set in the rugged Caucasus, Lermontov's dazzling psychological novel follows the wealthy and cynical Pechorin as he gallops from one adventure to the next--through an... Read more >
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A Hero of Our Time

Written by Mikhail Lermontov
Translated by Marian Schwartz
Introduction by Gary Shteyngart


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $2.99

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Absurdistan
A Novel
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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Absurdistan
A Novel
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $11.99

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Little Failure
A Memoir
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR “SO FAR” BY TIME ANDTHE WASHINGTON POST • NAMED ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS’ “NEW BOOKS DESTINED TO BECOME CLASSICS” • SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPEAR’SBOOK AWARD IN MEMOIR

Little Failure is the all too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on America, as told... Read more >
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Little Failure
A Memoir
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $27.00

Selected for common reading at Brooklyn College

After three novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with humor and insight. The result is a resonant story of... Read more >
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Little Failure
A Memoir
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story: Two Bestselling Novels

Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 4, 2013
Price: $16.99

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Super Sad True Love Story
A Novel
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Maureen Corrigan...
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Super Sad True Love Story
A Novel
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $26.00

The author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook and Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart has risen to the top of the fiction world. Now, in his hilarious and heartfelt new novel, he envisions a deliciously dark tale of America’s dysfunctional coming years—and the timeless and tender feelings that just might... Read more >
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Super Sad True Love Story
A Novel
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99

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