Thursday, July 19, 2018
Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
As a securities trader, Barry Cohen is living the American Dream. But when things are wound too tight, he comes unhinged leaving behind his family, a beautiful Indian American wife Seema, and his autistic son, Shiva. In Trump’s America, Barry embarks on a search for that all-important currency: authenticity. Clutching his stable of luxury watches, Barry sets off on a Greyhound bus ride through “real” America. The dissonance is on overdrive here — the people he meets are doomed to their mediocre fates but as a wealthy man he can do no wrong, his wealth always cushioning any fall or misstep.