The Russian Debutante's Handbook

By: Shteyngart, Gary

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"The Russian Debutante's Handbook "introduces Vladimir Girshkin, one of the most original and unlikely heroes of recent times. The twenty-five-year-old unhappy lover to a fat dungeon mistress, affectionately nicknamed "Little Failure" by his high-achieving mother, Vladimir toils his days away as a lowly clerk at the bureaucratic Emma Lazarus Immigrant Absorption Society. When a wealthy but psychotic old Russian war hero appears, Vladimir embarks on an adventure of unrelenting lunacy that takes us from New York's Lower East Side to the hip frontier wilderness of Prava--the Eastern European Paris of the nineties. With the help of a murderous but fun-loving Russian mafioso, Vladimir infiltrates the Prava expat community and launches a scheme as ridiculous as it is brilliant.
Bursting with wit, humor, and rare insight, "The Russian Debutante's Handbook "is both a highly imaginative romp and a serious exploration of what it means to be an immigrant in America.

Title: The Russian Debutante's Handbook

Author Name: Shteyngart, Gary

Categories: Church Benefit, Contemporary Fiction,

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books (Berkley): 2003

ISBN Number: 1573229881

ISBN Number 13: 9781573229883

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 002567

Description: 476 pp. Virtually new, no markings, unread. A darkly comic novel about Vladimir, a lovelorn Russian immigrant struggling in America. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Keywords: FICTION. SATIRE. RUSSIAN. IMMIGRANT. GARY SHTEYNGART.