Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

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"Crazy Rich Asians" is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, "Crazy Rich Asians" is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, "crazily" rich.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 725.74g
  • Doubleday Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0385536976
  • 9780385536974
  • 117,569

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""Crazy Rich Asians" is an unputdownably funny, original, modern novel. An outrageous satire of the Asian squillionaire set, this book is like a Chinese "Dallas" meets "Pride and Prejudice". The combination of gold homewares, couture, private jets, absurd social rules and snobbery is utterly hilarious. I actually couldn't put this book down to eat or to watch "Downton Abbey"." --Plum Sykes, bestselling author of "Bergdorf Blondes" "As spicily adventurous and lusciously satisfying as the renowned Singaporean street food Kevin Kwan's characters argue over; hot and sizzling, like the best "satay", and dreamily transporting, like everyone's favorite dessert--"goreng pisang". Feast on this outrageously funny and insightful novel of modern manners, and enjoy!" --Lisa See, bestselling author of "Dreams of Joy "and "Shanghai Girls" ""Crazy Rich Asians" is a shrewd, funny, sexy look at the spoiled jet-setter children of the Asian super-rich. It is at once a love story and a potent combination of vintage Jackie Collins and early Evelyn Waugh, everything you wanted to know about young people who have more fun, style and money than is good for them, and don't care a bit. A stunning debut." --Michael Korda, bestselling author of "Charmed Lives" and "Queenie" "Original and fun, "Crazy Rich Asians" is quite a roller coaster trip. I loved it!" --Jackie Collins, bestselling author of "The Power Trip"

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About Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore. He currently lives in Manhattan. "Crazy Rich Asians" is his first novel. Visit Kevin Kwan at www.kevinkwanbooks.com.

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