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Lake Success

(2018)
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'Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream - with recognition and with pure hilarity' - Richard Ford

'A trip through the American wasteland - from the people who have too little, to the people who have too much. Incredibly smart, incredibly funny, incredibly tragic, and therefore incredibly human, this is the perfect novel for these dysfunctional times' - Nathan Hill

'The funniest book you'll read all year. A rollicking and zinger-filled road trip [that] sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems.I was utterly floored' - Maria Semple

'Stupendous... Reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what America feels like right this minute... I barked with laughter at the same time as wincing in pain' Elizabeth Gilbert

A riotously satirical road trip through modern America from the brilliant author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan

Barry Cohen, master of the universe, has just had a very public meltdown involving a dinner party, an insider trading investigation and a $30,000 bottle of Japanese whisky. So he flees New York City, leaving behind his beautiful young wife and son, but remembering to bring his six favourite designer watches. Zig-zagging south through Trump's America on a Greyhound Bus pilgrimmage he is singularly unprepared for, Barry heads to Texas - to find his old college girlfriend and, with her, a shot at a second chance...

Lake Success marries the trademark Shteyngart wit with an astonishing emotional resonance, capturing the vivid eccentricity and contradictions of America right now while speaking to the universal human experience of love, belonging, and the pursuit of happiness.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream - with recognition and with pure hilarity." - Richard Ford

"Stupendous... Reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what America feels like right this minute... I barked with laughter at the same time as wincing in pain." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"A trip through the American wasteland - from the people who have too little, to the people who have too much. Incredibly smart, incredibly funny, incredibly tragic, and therefore incredibly human, this is the perfect novel for these dysfunctional times." - Nathan Hill

"Lake Success takes us on an unforgettable road trip through an America that's ominously divided, wildly diverse, and weirdly familiar. Gary Shteyngart writes about money and marriage with brutal honesty, virtuoso wit, and stubborn compassion for his deeply flawed but still somehow lovable characters." - Tom Perrotta

"The funniest book you'll read all year. A rollicking and zinger-filled road trip [that] sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems.I was utterly floored." - Maria Semple


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lake Success
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 0-241-35028-X / 978-0-241-35028-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 0-8129-9741-7 / 978-0-8129-9741-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lake Success
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 0-241-98408-4 / 978-0-241-98408-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 0-8129-8720-9 / 978-0-8129-8720-1 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lake Success
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 0-241-35030-1 / 978-0-241-35030-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 1-984841-52-1 / 978-1-984841-52-0
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lake Success Exp: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 0-525-51172-5 / 978-0-525-51172-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
ISBN: 1-101-92312-1 / 978-1-101-92312-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lake Success
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lake Success: A Novel
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Random House
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