Every time we visit New Orleans I have to buy at least a couple of books at my favorite book store – Faulkner House Books. This month’s LWD Book Club selection, Our Country Friends, was one of my purchases on our most recent trip. The story of a group of friends gathering together to wait out the pandemic is timely and I’m looking forward to reading it. I hope you’ll join me!
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Our Country Friends
by Gary Shteyngart
In the rolling hills of upstate New York, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers 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.
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