|FICTION / Asian American
|FICTION / Contemporary Women
|FICTION / Family Life
|FICTION / General
|7.97in x 5.16in
|From The Publisher*
|"There's rich, there's filthy rich, and then there's crazy rich . . . A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up about an heir bringing his Chinese-American girlfriend home to meet his ancestor-obsessed family, the book hilariously skewers imperial splendor and the conniving antics of the Asians jet set." --People
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 Hong Kong Tatler; 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 Jet Set, 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, disgustingly rich.
|Praise for Crazy Rich Asians:
• "Over-the-top funny and a novelty to boot. . . . Kwan delivers nonstop hoots about a whole new breed of rich, vulgar, brand-name-dropping conspicuous consumers, with its own delicacies, curses, vices, stereotypes and acronyms." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times
• "Crazy Rich Asians is like Dynasty on steroids with more private jets, bigger houses, and a lot more money. It is the very definition of a beach read. I finished it over a weekend and by the end was longing to see the ridiculously extravagant and over-the-top world that Mr. Kwan had created." --Michael Carl, Vanity Fair
|Born and raised in Singapore, KEVIN KWAN has worked for Martha Stewart Living and Interview Magazine and in 1998 joined M&Co, where he developed commercial and cultural projects for such clients as The Museum of Modern Art, Vitra, and The New York Times. Kwan is the co-author of the nonfiction special markets hit Luck: The Essential Guide (Collins, 2008), which has been translated into nine languages. For over a decade, he has been sought after as a creative consultant to publishers and authors as a specialist in celebrity and visually-driven projects. Crazy Rich Asians is his first novel. The author lives in New York, New York.