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STUDENT EVENT: Discuss Gary Shteyngart’s “Little Failure”

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book cover with title and author's name in childlike print, positioned over a color photograph of the author as a child driving a toy carIn advance of the 2018 Stroum Lectures with the bestselling author and satirist Gary Shteyngart, read excerpts from Shetyngart’s memoir Little Failure and engage in a discussion over dinner with Prof. Sasha Senderovich.

Little Failure is a humorous, touching, and deeply honest exploration of Shteyngart’s history – and his family’s – that delves deeply into the 20th century experience of Jews in the Soviet Union and follows them as immigrants to the United States.
RSVP below for location; dinner provided. Copies of Little Failure available.
Register for the May 7 & 9 2018 Stroum Lectures here.

Get ready for the conversation

Check out Jewish in Seattle ‘s related coverage:

Portrait of Gary Shteyngart wearing glasses, cheek in handGary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and immigrated to the United States seven years later. He is the author of three bestselling novels: The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002), Absurdistan (2006), and Super Sad True Love Story (2010). His newest novel, Lake Success, will be published in 2018.
Sasha Senderovich is an Assistant Professor of Slavic and Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. He teaches courses in Jewish literature and culture as well as Russian literature and film.

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Monday, April 30, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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