lake success Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart by Brigitte Lacombe

Words and Ideas

Gary Shteyngart—Lake Success

Tuesday, September 11, 8:00 p.m.

About the Program

Book Soup at the Skirball! Listen as Gary Shteyngart discusses his latest novel, Lake Success—a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.

In the work, a narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded hedge-fund manager flees New York in search of a simpler, more romantic life. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife has her own demons to face. See how these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making in what Publishers Weekly calls “a stylish, big-hearted novel.”

Presented in partnership with Scripps Presents, the public programming series of Scripps College.

Books will be distributed at Will Call the night of the program. Additional books available for purchase. A book signing follows the program.