Absurdistan

Shteyngart, Gary

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Title: Absurdistan
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Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - Mischa 'Snack Daddy' Vainberg, ein unverbesserlicher Fettsack, ist der Sohn des 1238streichsten Mannes in Russland, dem leider in St. Petersburg von der Konkurrenz der Kopf weggesprengt wird. Verzweifelt versucht die Waise, sich in den schützenden Westen durchzuschlagen, zurück nach New York, zu seiner untreuen Angebeteten in der Bronx und seinem Analytiker an der Park Avenue. Es ist eine Reise voller Irrungen und Wirrungen, internationaler Verwicklungen und privater Verstrickungen, die schon durch Mischas barocke Gestalt zu schauriger Akrobatik werden. Wie geschmacklos und unappetitlich ist das alles. Aber doch so wahr! Und sie muss erzählt werden, die Geschichte dieses Weltreisenden. Mischa besichtigt für uns ein Zeitalter, so gewalttätig, kaltherzig und liebeshungrig, dass nur eine groteske Erscheinung wie er es uns richtig vorführen kann. Es ist unser Zeitalter. Einen tumben Tor wie Mischa Vainberg hat es in der Literatur lange nicht mehr gegeben. Simplicissimus, Don Quichotte und Oblomow sind seine nächsten Verwandten. Unsere ganze globalisierte Welt lagert sich in seinen Fettpolstern ab, und schrecklich erkennen wir sie in diesem grotesken Geschwabbel wieder. Snack Daddy ist verloren, und wir sind es wohl mit ihm! Brächte Gary Shteyngart uns nicht immer wieder auf so unvergleichliche Weise zum Lachen, unsere Tränen würden noch lange fließen. Eine furiose Tour de Force, die man nicht mehr vergisst. ' 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 Hemon 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 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. 352 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF3003061298

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