Super Sad True Love Story

Gary Shteyngart, Author, Adam Grupper, Read by, Ali Ahn, Read by
Gary Shteyngart, read by Adam Grupper and Ali Ahn, Recorded Books, unabridged, 11 CDs, 13.25 hrs., $56.95 ISBN 978-1-4498-0968-3
Reviewed on: 08/30/2010
Release date: 07/01/2010
In a near-future America that teeters even more desperately on the financial and political brink than it does today, aging 39-year-old Lenny Abramov and alluring 24-year-old Eunice Park build a doomed relationship on a shared need for emotional, physical, and financial security. Adam Grupper perfectly embodies Lenny, a socially awkward intellectual in a world that has no more use for books or philosophy, a man radiating a hunger for love and acceptance. Ali Ahn does well as Eunice, a shopping-obsessed young woman who allows her poor self-esteem issues to rule what could be a generous heart. Both readers also provide vivid portraits of supplementary characters; Ahn particularly shines as Eunice’s mother. A Random hardcover (Reviews, May 3). (Aug.)
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