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    DescriptionGary Shteyngart's loving but mismatched parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer, or at least an accountant, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do. Fusing English and Russian, his mother created the term Failurchka - 'Little Failure' - which she applied to her son. With love. Mostly. A candid and deeply poignant story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the consumerist promised land of the USA, Little Failure is also an exceptionally funny account of the author's transformation from asthmatic toddler in Leningrad to 40-something Manhattanite with a receding hairline and a memoir to write.

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    Little Failure
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Shteyngart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 483 g
    ISBN 13: 9780241146682
    ISBN 10: 0241146682

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    Libri: ENGM1075, ERIN2036
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publication date
    26 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gary Shteyngart is the author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story.
    Review quote
    'A marvel of a story. His finest book yet.' - Zadie Smith