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Absurdistan: A Novel

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Hoping to get out of Russia and return to his adopted home in the U.S., Misha Vainberg, the obese son of a wealthy Russian, makes his way to Absurdsvani, a small unstable country on the brink of civil war.
"From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small country Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA (don't even ask), and patriot of no country save the great City of New York. Poor Misha just wants to live in the South Bronx with his hot Latina girlfriend, but after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost. Salvation lies in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absurdistan, where a crooked consular officer will sell Misha a Belgian passport. But after a civil war breaks out between two competing ethnic groups and a local warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero soon finds himself covered in oil, fighting for his life, falling in love, and trying to figure out if a normal life is still possible in the twenty-first century. With the enormous success of The Russian Debutant's Handbook, Gary Shteyngart established himself as a central figure in today's literary world -- "one of the most talented and entertaining writers of his generation," according to The New York Observer. In Absurdistan, he delivers an even funnier and wiser literary performance. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the new century, a glimmer of humanity in a world of dashed hopes."--Publisher's website.
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display_descriptionHoping to get out of Russia and return to his adopted home in the U.S., Misha Vainberg, the obese son of a wealthy Russian, makes his way to Absurdsvani, a small unstable country on the brink of civil war. "From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small country Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA (don't even ask), and patriot of no country save the great City of New York. Poor Misha just wants to live in the South Bronx with his hot Latina girlfriend, but after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost. Salvation lies in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absurdistan, where a crooked consular officer will sell Misha a Belgian passport. But after a civil war breaks out between two competing ethnic groups and a local warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero soon finds himself covered in oil, fighting for his life, falling in love, and trying to figure out if a normal life is still possible in the twenty-first century. With the enormous success of The Russian Debutant's Handbook, Gary Shteyngart established himself as a central figure in today's literary world -- "one of the most talented and entertaining writers of his generation," according to The New York Observer. In Absurdistan, he delivers an even funnier and wiser literary performance. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the new century, a glimmer of humanity in a world of dashed hopes."--Publisher's website.
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American fiction
American fiction -- 21st century
Children of criminals -- Fiction
Electronic books
Exiles -- Russia -- Fiction
Fiction
Hispanic American women -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Middle East
Middle East -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Russia -- Fiction
Russians
Russians -- Middle East -- Fiction
United States. -- Immigration and Naturalization Service -- Fiction
Visas -- Fiction
title_displayAbsurdistan
title_fullAbsurdistan
Absurdistan / Gary Shteyngart
Absurdistan A Novel
Absurdistan [electronic resource] / Gary Shteyngart
Absurdistan [electronic resource] : A novel. Gary Shteyngart
Absurdistan [electronic resource]. Gary Shteyngart
title_shortAbsurdistan
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Children of criminals
Exiles
Fiction
Hispanic American women
Humor (Fiction)
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Russians
Visas