Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
In this biting, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times, two imperfect, brilliantly realized characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making. 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. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife Seema—a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth—has her own demons to face.
“There’s life in the old road trip saga yet. That’s just one of the many things that Gary Shteyngart’s spectacular, sprawling new novel Lake Success affirms…. An artistic tour de force.” Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air