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Rich People Problems : A Novel

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside--but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park--a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore--Nicholas's childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband--a man hell bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China's second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong's most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 167 x 241 x 36mm | 730g
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385542232
  • 9780385542234
  • 133,817

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"Rich People Problems is finally here." -Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan "A flashy, funny, bauble... Delicious, the juicy stuff of classic high-society drama... Rich People Problems is a fun tabloid romp full of over-the-top shenanigans, like a society party brawl that ruins both a Ramon Orlina glass sculpture of the hostess's breasts and 'a special pig that had only eaten truffles its entire life and was flown in from Spain...' A memorable, laugh-out-loud Asian glitz fest that's a pure pleasure to read." --Steph Cha, USA Today "[A] hilarious family drama... This delightfully wicked family saga will have you laughing over your summer daiquiris at the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems." --Redbook Magazine, "20 Summer Beach Reads to Stock Up On Now" "Our generation's Joy Luck Club." --Tess Paras, Man Repeller "There are a lot of lines in Kevin Kwan's forthcoming novel Rich People Problems that will make you both roll your eyes and chuckle at the pure absurdity of the characters... Pure entertainment. Think: Bravo's 'Housewives' but with a lot more money and, as a result, a lot more drama." --Taylor Bryant, Nylonshow more

About Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York's West Village home since 1995. For the latest news and information, please visit: www.kevinkwanbooks.comshow more

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10,841 ratings
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4 44% (4,803)
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2 3% (348)
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