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Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

By Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

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Started reading:
13 April 2013
Finished reading:
20 April 2013

Review

Balancing a dystopian satire with a tender romance is a tricky business at best, but Super Sad True Love Story pulls it off. The story takes place at the intersection of our obsession with youth and our ruinous financial condition, with our narrator, son of Russian immigrants, stuck in the uncomfortable position of selling the Fountain of Youth to the wealthy, knowing he can’t possibly afford it himself. Into his life comes a young Korean woman with issues of her own, and eventually they discover how to navigate this minefield of a future together. And “minefield,” you should know, is no metaphor.