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Gary Shteyngart, The Russian Debutante's Handbook

His story begins in New York, on the corner of Broadway and Battery Place, the most disheveled, God-forsaken, not-for-profit corner of New York’s financial district. On the 10th floor, the Emma Lazarus Immigration Absorption Society greeted its clients.