Just saw Gary Shteyngart read tonight from his book Super Sad True Love Story. I suggest picking it up. It’s about a near future, in which we watch America fall apart and love the same way we always did anyway (with flaws, leaps of faith, misunderstandings, and unlikely unions). He is also REALLY funny. Even when writing about the end of our world.
He said one of the best things his parents ever did for him was to get him out of the Soviet Union, and I feel like its no accident that all of the good parents in this book move their babies somewhere else than where they were born, in hopes that they can achieve more. There is some part of the root of parental love that comes out in the thought “for me yes this is enough, but my child deserves more.”