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Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Doubleday Canada | June 11, 2013 | Hardcover |

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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.
 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: June 11, 2013

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038567905X

ISBN - 13: 9780385679053

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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: June 11, 2013

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038567905X

ISBN - 13: 9780385679053

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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.
 

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

“Crazy Rich Asians offers refreshing nouveau voyeurism to readers who long ago burned out on American and English aspirational fantasies. . . . Mr. Kwan knows how to deliver guilty pleasures. He keeps the repartee nicely outrageous, the excess wretched and the details wickedly delectable.” — The New York Times   “If you’re the sort who loves being swept away by jet-set stories of the fabulous life, complete with larger-than-life characters, fantastic fashion and plenty of intergenerational strife, Kevin Kwan’s satirical Crazy Rich Asians might deliver for you. It’s packed with the kind of outrageous, over-the-top imagery that’s bound to keep you on the edge of your beach blanket. Even the mighty Vogue magazine has deemed the debut novel ‘the summer’s splashiest read.’” —Jeanne Beker, Toronto Star   “Both vivisection and valentine, it is the summer’s most sophisticated romp. . . . For full-stop fun, stop right here. . . . Everything about the book is big. . . . Crazy Rich Asians is an outrageous peephole into a world we mostly know from the pages of The Economist. . . . swimming in detail. . . . Crazy Rich Asians does succeed, indeed, as a snapshot of a culture and a time.” — National Post  “Singapore native Kevin Kwan’s debut plays out like an extravagant romcom. Get swept into a culture of Rolls-Royces and ruthless high society in this lively page-
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