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June Book Group - Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart
Quotation from a New York Times reviewer: “This is a perfect novel for these times, and all times, the single textual artifact from the pandemic era. I would place it in a time capsule as a representation of all that is good and true and beautiful about literature.

Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation—a novel about love, friendship, family and betrayal, hailed as a virtuoso performance.” In the rolling hills of upstate New York a group of friends gather in a country house to wait out the pandemic.

The text has an unlikely cast of characters: a Russian- born novelist, his Russian-born psychiatrist wife, their precocious child obsessed with K-pop, a struggling Indian American writer, a wildly successful Korean American APP developer, a global dandy with three passports, a Southern flame-thrower of an essayist, and a movie star whose arrival upsets the equilibrium of this chosen “family”. NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

Jun 14, 2023 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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