Lake Success

Lake Success

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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"When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth. Myopic, narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his 3 year-old-son's diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen or spoken to in years. Meanwhile, reeling from the fight that caused Barry's departure, his super-smart wife Seema--a driven first-generation American who craved a picture-perfect life, with all the accoutrements of a huge bank account--has her own demons to face. How these two imperfect characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is the heart of this biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times"--
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781984841520
1984841521
Branch Call Number: SHTEYNGA G
Characteristics: 550 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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lhaddix
Oct 23, 2018

If you are looking for an of the moment social commentary about the financial industry this is the book for you. It focuses on a hedge fund multi-millionaire with a minority trophy wife who is more than he bargained for. The main character is at a crossroads in his life, facing marital struggle and possible jail time. He decides to escape his reality and seek out his past life. It takes you on a cross country trip that is a total contrast to his Manhattan high life. He encounters experiences and people that bring in touch with the America that he is not part of.

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babbette51
Sep 26, 2018

A fun, intelligent & interesting read...it keeps the reader engaged.
The main character is immensely clueless and lives in his own fantasyland, yet somehow manages not to be totally ridiculous.
Look forward to reading other books written by this author.

debwalker Sep 17, 2018

Wall Street one per center flees his marriage and autistic child on a Greyhound bus. Sad funny satire of modern life.

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