The story of Barry Cohen, New York hedge fund manager, his wife Seema and their three year old autistic son, Shiva. It begins with the bloody unraveling of their marriage and descends to Barry riding out of town on a Greyhound bus as he tries to find a simpler life with an old girlfriend. The book is well-written and very emotional. The story was sad and even depressing as it dealt with a decaying marriage and Barry appearing to almost become unhinged. I couldn’t identify with Seema or Barry and their assortment of friends. This book was just not for me.
Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart will be available September 4, 2018 from Random House Publishing Company. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.