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Crazy Rich Asians
By (author): Kevin Kwan
9781400027071 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Asian American May 26, 2020
$12.99 CAD
Active 4.17 x 7.48 x 1.26 in | 0.66 lb 576 pages Doubleday Canada Seal Books
The funny, juicy first novel in the New York Times bestselling Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, in which the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend home to meet the family…without telling her that they’re loaded.

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Publication History: Doubleday Canada, HC (06/2013)

MAJOR TRILOGY: Crazy Rich Asians is the first book in Kevin Kwan’s trilogy. Anybody who reads and loves this will want to read the second and third books.

MAJOR BESTSELLERS: Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems are all national bestsellers, appearing on numerous lists both domestically and in export markets.

PAPERBACK POWERHOUSE: Kevin Kwan’s books have performed extremely well in paperback. Crazy Rich Asians was a runaway hit in paperback and is currently in its 15th printing, while China Rich Girlfriend is in its 10th and Rich People Problems is in its 8th.

MAJOR MOTION PICTURE: Crazy Rich Asians was a blockbuster major motion picture that brought thousands of new fans to the trilogy. China Rich Girlfriend is expected to hit screens in 2021 and will be followed by Rich People Problems.

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestselling Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995.

Author Residence: New York City

Author Hometown: Singapore

Author Website: www.kevinkwanbooks.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @kevinkwanbooks | Facebook: www.facebook.com/KevinKwanBooks | Instagram: @kevinkwanbooks

“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-turner. Based loosely on Kwan’s family, it shows what a mess money can make of things.”
Chatelaine 

  “Kwan’s deliciously decadent debut, Crazy Rich Asians, works on two levels: It’s about Asians who are crazy rich, and rich Asians who happen to be crazy…. This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.”
—Entertainment Weekly

“The English Manor house novel gets flipped on its head in Kevin Kwan’s hilarious take on the lavish culture of Asia’s jet set…. It’s been compared to ‘Downton Abbey’ and Dynasty’, and called ‘Dallas’ meets Pride and Prejudice, but it stands on its own as a original and zany social satire.”
Zoomer

“Jane Austen, or maybe Edith Wharton, goes to Singapore, turning in this lively, entertaining novel of manners. You’ve got to like any novel set in Asia that includes, among many splendid one-liners, this amah’s admonition: ‘Don’t you know there are children starving in America?’ Of varying ethnicities but resolutely members of the 1 percent or aspiring, one way or another, to be so, Kwan’s characters are urban sophisticates par excellence, many of them familiar with the poshest districts of London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong. Many of them are also adrift, with soulless consumerism replacing society: It’s Less Than Zero without all the coke…. A diverse set of characters and a light, unstrained touch move Kwan’s story along…. An elegant comedy and an auspicious debut.”
Kirkus (starred review)
 
“Merit[s] a place on the must-read list of every development exec in town…Aimed at Bridget Jones lovers and those who got the satire behind Psy’s Gangnam Style.”
—Andy Lewis, Hollywood Reporter
 
“High-quality first-time fiction…[An] instant favorite…Opulence and zaniness reign when one of Singapore’s richest bachelors invites his American-born girlfriend to travel from New York to vacation in his native country.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

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

“As spicily adventurous and lusciously satisfying as the renowned Singaporean street food Kevin Kwan’s characters argue over; hot and sizzling, like the best satay, and dreamily transporting, like everyone’s favorite dessert—goreng pisang. Feast on this outrageously funny and insightful novel of modern manners, and enjoy!”
—Lisa See, bestselling author of Dreams of Joy and Shanghai Girls
 
Crazy Rich Asians is a shrewd, funny, sexy look at the spoiled jet-setter children of the Asian super-rich. It is at once a love story and a potent combination of vintage Jackie Collins and early Evelyn Waugh, everything you wanted to know about young people who have more fun, style and money than is good for them, and don’t care a bit. A stunning debut.”
—Michael Korda, bestselling author of Charmed Lives and Queenie

“Original and fun, Crazy Rich Asians is quite a roller coaster trip. I loved it!”
—Jackie Collins, bestselling author of The Power Trip

“Kwan’s debut novel is a fun, over-the-top romp through the unbelievable world of the Asian jet set…. A witty tongue-in-cheek frolic about what it means to be from really old money and what it’s like to be crazy rich.”
Publishers Weekly

“Oh, the things you’ll learn about the super-rich and the even richer in Singapore from this delicious novel.”
New York Daily News

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