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Memoir: Little failure by Gary Shtyengart

By Gary Shteyngart   February 2014


Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972. He is the author of three novels, including Super Sad True Love Story, which won the 2011 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic literature. His latest book, Little Failure, is a memoir. “In 1979, my loving but bickering parents, my beloved grandma and I moved from the USSR, a waning superpower, to the United States, the world’s last superpower,” said Shteyngart in a recent interview. “This book is the story of my family’s experience, the experience of jumping out of…

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