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“Allow this novel to float its ideas and its just—if not legal—solutions with its philosophy, and accept an end-of-summer blessing.”
"biting humor . . . a sharp send-up of academic life . . ."
“for all its dramatically dystopian setup and sensuous descriptions, this novel falls surprisingly flat.”
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“very funny . . . if you’re ready to laugh at pandemic absurdities, this is the book for you.”
“The Last White Man works as a kind of message-heavy fable . . .”
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"I saw the two of them leave the party. I could think of no appropriate reason for them to sneak off together, but I told myself it was none of my business."
Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel, Our Country Friends, is billed as “The Big Chill meets Chekhov.” Whether this potential mash-up intrigues you depends on your love of ’80s movies a
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“Hornsby's vivid description of the Kansas bar would make Hemingway smile.”
If you follow American politics with more than a cursory glance, and who doesn’t these days, it may strike you as odd that someone would try to write a novel of political satire set within and cent
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“[an] exceptional novel.”
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