Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart is an American author born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). He is best known for his satirical and humorous novels, which often explore themes of immigration, identity, and the complexities of life in contemporary America. His notable works include 'The Russian Debutante's Handbook', 'Absurdistan', and 'Super Sad True Love Story'. Shteyngart's writing has earned him critical acclaim and several literary awards.


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  1. 1. Super Sad True Love Story

    This novel is a satirical romance set in a dystopian near-future where America is on the brink of financial collapse, youth obsession rules, and love is the only salvation. The story revolves around a middle-aged, neurotic man who falls in love with a much younger woman in a society where digital communication is the norm, and privacy is a thing of the past. Their relationship unfolds amidst a backdrop of economic and social chaos, providing a poignant commentary on modern life.

  2. 2. Absurdistan

    "Absurdistan" is a satirical novel by Gary Shteyngart that follows the story of Misha Vainberg, a wealthy and overweight Russian-American who finds himself stuck in the fictional country of Absurdistan after his father's death. The country is on the brink of a civil war, and Misha must navigate his way through the corrupt and absurd political landscape to get back to America and reunite with his love interest. Along the way, he encounters a cast of eccentric characters and experiences the absurdity of life in a country where everything seems to be falling apart.