Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, is a deeply moral book about morality. In the guise of the funny, satirical, sad love story, it is written as a subtle, sublime, compacted human and social tragedy. The protagonist Lenny Abramov is of Russian descent, from a Jewish immigrant family settled in New York. Lenny has achieved some success selling immortality to the upper echelon of the income bracket. In a technological world, success is not only measured--it is broadcast. Lenny meets the beautiful, yet immeasurably damaged, Eunice Park. Despite their incalculable differences, the two form a relationship as much about necessity and usefulness as it is about genuine emotion. It isn't meant to be a happy-go-lucky tale of an America down on his luck, it is the love story of Lenny and Eunice - authentic, moving and, when situated in the wider narrative, desperately, desperately sad.
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