Fans of the hilarious Gary Shteyngart got good news yesterday when the New York Times announced he had sold his fourth novel-in-progress, Hotel Solitaire, to Random House for publication in 2017. Described as an "international thriller" set in the world of finance, it sounds like a change of pace for the author, whose previous novels, despite varied settings and tones, have featured Russian immigrants. as Shteyngart said himself on Facebook, "yeah, later, immigrants. hello, wall street and guns!"
“It’s about how power is disseminated in the world today and what happens when a spreadsheet jockey trades in her Excel for a Glock 22,” quoth the author in the Times. I'm already curious about the trailer.