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Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

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Thwarted love, scheming snobs, obscene wealth and haute couture - it's all here in a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich. An absolutely wicked treat!

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.

'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

About the Author

Writer Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore and lives in New York City. He has worked in magazine publishing and as a creative consultant to publishers and authors. Crazy Rich Asians is his first novel.

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OK But lacking something

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    Some good bits but the book but lost interest at times.

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    Easy Read, Very Entertaining!

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      Loved this book it was so funny and easy to read and a great insite into the Asian culture - could not put the book down - recommended for a holiday read

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        This book is ok. It's easy reading and funny at times - but nothing spectacular. I was disappointed with the ending - but i suspect a sequel is on the way?

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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, author of Bergdorf Blondes.

        ISBN: 9781743317280
        ISBN-10: 174331728X
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 416
        Published: 1st September 2013
        Publisher: Allen & Unwin
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.0
        Weight (kg): 0.55
        Edition Number: 1