#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show

January 11, 2022 00:30:00
#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show
The Book Show
#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show

Jan 11 2022 | 00:30:00

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Show Notes

Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation.  Gary Shteyngart’s latest “Our Country Friends” is a novel about love, friendship, family, and betrayal hailed as a “virtuoso performance” (USA Today) and “an homage to Chekhov with four romances and a finale that will break your heart” (The Washington Post).

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