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Eastern Europe: Shteyngart's “Absurdistan”

Krzysztof of Respublica Somniorum reviews Gary Shteyngart's new novel, “Absurdistan”: “In the end, it matters less where Shteyngart goes than how he gets there and the sights along the way. These include, non-inclusively: an anti-Semitic dog, an ethnic conflict over Christ’s footrest, a vodka-drenched circumcision in the “mitzvah mobile,” a Holocaust museum in the shape of broken matzo and a “titanium-clad lamb shank (hint: Frank Ghery),” and the Russian diminutives for SSRIs (Zoloftushka, Prozakchik).”

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