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What Should We Call Gary Shteyngart’s Next Book?

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Calling Gary Shteyngart fans! This is your chance to leave your imprint on American Russian Jewish literature.

The author just celebrated a big success with his latest memoir “Little Failure,” which won him a Top 5 spot in this year’s Forward 50 list.

But this is also a great moment to speculate about Shteyngart’s next book. At the end of our Forward 50 video interview the author requests input from our audience “Let the Forward readers decide on a title in a communal way.”

So far, his pattern has been one book every four years: “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook” (2002), “Absurdistan” (2006), “Super Sad Love Story” (2010), “Little Failure.” (2014).

Based on that pace Shteyngart’s next book will be out by 2018. Here’s a vague outline “It’s a thriller, there’s gonna be a lot of shooting, no Russian Jewish Nebbish, it’s all gonna be about an attractive young woman.”

What’s the best title for Shteyngart’s next project? Vote here:

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