ADVISORY: OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. Feel free to browse and place orders but they will be processed after the quarantine period within Metro Manila has ended. Thank you for your understanding.

Search Products

Stay Connected:
The cart is empty.
Cart contains {{shoppingcart.totalQuantity}} Item(s)Total: {{shoppingcart.subtotal}} {{shoppingcart.total}}

Browse by Category

Recently Viewed...

The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart

The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart
The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart
SKU: 2212070
Units in Stock: 1
Bursting with wit, humor, and rare insight, The Russian Debutante's Handbook is both a highly imaginative romp and a serious exploration of what it means to be an immigrant in America.
You can earn 10 Gems on this product!
List Price: P620.00
Price: P250.00
You Save: P370.00 (60%)
Product Details
Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 478pp, 2003 edition

Others: All defects if any are formulated into pricing


The Russian Debutante's Handbook introduces Vladimir Girshkin, one of the most original and unlikely heroes of recent times. The twenty-five-year-old unhappy lover to a fat dungeon mistress, affectionately nicknamed "Little Failure" by his high-achieving mother, Vladimir toils his days away as a lowly clerk at the bureaucratic Emma Lazarus Immigrant Absorption Society. When a wealthy but psychotic old Russian war hero appears, Vladimir embarks on an adventure of unrelenting lunacy that takes us from New York's Lower East Side to the hip frontier wilderness of Prava--the Eastern European Paris of the nineties. With the help of a murderous but fun-loving Russian mafioso, Vladimir infiltrates the Prava expat community and launches a scheme as ridiculous as it is brilliant.

Bursting with wit, humor, and rare insight, The Russian Debutante's Handbook is both a highly imaginative romp and a serious exploration of what it means to be an immigrant in America.