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Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians is a debut novel about three wealthy Chinese families and the gossip and scheming that takes place when the heir to one of Asia’s biggest fortunes 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 her partner. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s home resembles a palace and that she is dating one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors. In Singapore, she is thrown into a world of opulence as she mixes with socialites and is introduced to Nick’s mother, who has very strong feelings about who her son should marry.

Praised by Plum Sykes, bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes, as ‘an outrageous satire of the Asian squillionaire set’ that is akin to ‘a Chinese Dallas meets Pride and Prejudice’, Crazy Rich Asians is a perfect depiction of the clash between old and new money, Overseas and Mainland Chinese and what it means to be young and outrageously rich.

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TitleCrazy Rich Asians
AuthorKevin Kwan