BookFest St. Louis: Wit and Wine with Gary Shteyngart

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

Saturday, September 22, 3pm
Bar Italia

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!

Gary Shtengart, Lake SucessNarcissistic, 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.

Ticket Information:

- 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

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.

Tickets on sale below. 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 12am on Saturday, September 22. 

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BookFest St. Louis is a celebration of the literary arts that will bring dozens of local, regional and national authors together for a one-day festival in the Central West End. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy author presentations, panel discussions, book signings and an array of family-friendly activities and programming throughout the day. Presented Saturday, Sept. 22 by the CWE North Community Improvement District, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation. For more information, visit

Event address: 
Bar Italia
13 Maryland Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Lake Success: A Novel By Gary Shteyngart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812997415
Published: Random House - September 4th, 2018


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