Thursday, December 1 @ 6:30 pm At this next meeting, we will discuss Gary Shteyngart’s 2021 novel, Our Country Friends. In the rolling hills of upstate New York, a group of friends and
Thursday, December 1 @ 6:30 pm
At this next meeting, we will discuss Gary Shteyngart’s 2021 novel, Our Country Friends.
In the rolling hills of upstate New York, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gather in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months, new friendships and romances will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge, forcing each character to reevaluate whom they love and what matters most. The unlikely cast of characters includes a Russian-born novelist; his Russian-born psychiatrist wife; their precocious child obsessed with K-pop; a struggling Indian American writer; a wildly successful Korean American app developer; a global dandy with three passports; a Southern flamethrower of an essayist; and a movie star, the Actor, whose arrival upsets the equilibrium of this chosen family.
Both elegiac and very, very funny, Our Country Friends is the most ambitious book yet by the author of the beloved bestseller Super Sad True Love Story.
“A perfect novel for these times and all times, the single textual artifact from the pandemic era I would place in a time capsule as a representation of all that is good and true and beautiful about literature.”—Molly Young, The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)
Copies of this book are available at the front desk in the library. Registration is requested.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794
Gunn Memorial LibraryPhone: (860) 868-7586