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Wit & Wine With Gary Shteyngart

September 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BookFest St. Louis welcomes bestselling, award-winning author Gary Shteyngart for an afternoon of wit, wine and a discussion of his new novel, Lake Success!

Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his 3-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema–a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth–has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1%, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.

-A $31 ticket admits one person and includes one pre-signed hardcover copy of Lake Success.
-A $36 ticket admits two people and includes one pre-signed hardcover copy of Lake Success, plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy of Lake Success at the event.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Please note: Gary Shteyngart WILL personalize your copies of Lake Success and take photos with attendees. Bar Italia will offer a cash bar at this event.

Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of Lake Success or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12 a.m. on Saturday, September 22.


September 22, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bar Italia
13 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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