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An edition of Absurdistan: a novel (2006)

Absurdistan

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French
Pages
413

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Citoyen russe héritier d'un baron de la Mafia, Micha Vainberg ne rêve que d'Amérique. Son ascendance peu recommandable bloque toute possibilité de retour à la vie new-yorkaise qui fut la sienne pendant dix ans. Il végète à Saint-Pétersbourg en compagnie de son ami Aliocha-Bob. Lassé de sa vie, il décide de partir pour Absurdistan, un pays colonisé par des compagnies pétrolières américaines.

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Absurdistan
2008, Granta
in English
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Absurdistan
2008, Éditions de l'Olivier
in French
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Absurdistan
2007, Random House
- 1st Random house Trade Paperback ed.
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Absurdistan
February 2007, Wheeler Publishing
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
Cover of: Absurdistan
Absurdistan
2007, Granta
in English
Cover of: Absurdistan
Absurdistan: a novel
2006, Random House
in English - 1st ed.

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[Paris]

Edition Notes

Traduction de : Absurdistan.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813
Library of Congress
PS3619 S561 A711 2008 F

The Physical Object

Pagination
413 pages
Number of pages
413

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32075213M
Internet Archive
absurdistan0000shte_b9u7
ISBN 10
2879295440
ISBN 13
9782879295442
OCLC/WorldCat
297507355

Work Description

"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 Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive."--Aleksandar HemonFrom 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 countryMeet 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 Debutante'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.From the Hardcover edition.

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