Recommended Reading: Check Out An Excerpt From Acclaimed Writer And Watch Enthusiast Gary Shteyngart's Upcoming Novel In The New Yorker
Gary Shteyngart’s honor winning books have made him a commonly recognized name for fiction darlings, and his work – including The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, Super Sad True Love Story, and his new, cleverly discouraging, depressingly silly journal, Little Failure (his mother’s youth moniker for him – you’d become a mocking author as well) are both colossally engaging and cuttingly savvy. His most up to date novel, Lake Success, will be out this September, and The New Yorker has distributed a passage that finds the hero – a cutting-edge multifaceted investments organizer, whose company is (conceivably) going to fall to pieces, and whose individual life is, will we say, hazardous – having somewhat of a laugh uncontrollably, and afterward setting out on what he expectations will be an excursion of self-revelation and self-restoration, by Greyhound transport, across America.
“What’s on your wrist?” Jeff Park asked.
“This is a F.P. Journe Octa Automatique Lune. Journe makes 900 fake watch prices a year. Rolex makes near a million.”
– Gary shteyngart, Lake success
In expansion to being perhaps the most keen pen in current fiction, Shteyngart is likewise a genuine fake watch prices aficionado (how genuine? He advised us in a new scene of the late mourned yes-we’re-looking at bringing-it-back in some capacity we-get-it-we-get-it Friday Live that he ventures to such an extreme as to independently hand-age his own ties ) and woven into Lake Success is the hero’s own interest with fake watch prices – why he gathers, how he thinks they mirror an individual’s character, and what his interest with them means for how he sees himself.
Read around one urgent man’s horological fixation, and discover what “the Luck Of Kokura” signifies, at newyorker.com.