The Russian Debutante’s Handbook by Gary Shteyngart

I’ll dare to sound sexist and stereotypical: this must be a guy’s novel. It tells how Vladimir Girshkin remakes his whimpy self and manages to get high and mighty in Eastern Europe’s mafia for a while. That’s at the obnoxious, unbelievable, yet funny level of this book. On other levels, the book is astute and tells a convincing and moving immigrant story. It’s because of that story, I actually bothered to read through to the end.

Gwenamon says: I couldn’t stand it

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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