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    Description"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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    Title
    Crazy Rich Asians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Kwan, Read by Lynn Chen
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 11
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804127646
    ISBN 10: 0804127646
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000, FIC044000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET040
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/CHINES
    Libri: I-JF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 44
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC054000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PS3611.W36 C73 2013B
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5JA, 5PB-US-D
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    11 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore. He currently lives in Manhattan. "Crazy Rich Asians" is his first novel.
    Review quote
    "A dizzily shopaholic comedy of crass manners . . . "Crazy Rich Asians" offers refreshing nouveau voyeurism to readers who long ago burned out on American and English aspirational fantasies. Mr. Kwan either knows, or does a good job of pretending to know, how the very rich of Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai show off their lucre . . . Hilarious . . . This book name-drops about many different Asian cultures and mixes rude slang from Malay and the Cantonese and Hokkien dialects of Chinese . . . Mr. Kwan makes the most of them . . . A grand tour of a humorously grandiose and showoffy world. Mr. Kwan knows how to deliver guilty pleasures. He keeps the repartee nicely outrageous, the excess wretched and the details wickedly delectable." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times ""Kwan's rollicking, often-riotous debut novel, "Crazy Rich Asians," reads like a behind-the-scenes primer of the rising uber-elite of the ever-powerful Asian world . . . . the reader is given an intimate window into the spending and investing patterns, and burgeoning and crumbling relationships of this upper echelon of extraordinary wealth . . . an entertaining, engrossing novel . . . a lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion." --S. Kirk Walsh, "The Boston Globe " "Crazy Rich Asians has all the plot and color of a tabloid mag, set in Asia. This means that front doors are cathedral sized, millions are now billions and shopping is, as one character puts it, 'Fifth Avenue on steroids' . . . Put on your designer shades, stuff an umbrella into your drink, and lose yourself in the antics of people who cheat on their husbands with secret overseas shopping trips. By the time you've finished you should have a rich, golden tan." --Emma Keller, "The Guardian (UK) " "A debut novel that sheds light on the gilded world of Asian wealth and shopping culture that most Westerners only catch glimpses of." --Sarah Hampson, "The Globe and Mail" (Canada) "D