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Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

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…

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.

“Dramatic and wildly entertaining, a compulsively fun read that provides pure escapism”


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01 April 2020

I could not put this book down, every page was deliciously good. I picked it up in a book store, recognising the title from seeing the movie plastered all over the internet. Having seen the trailer I expected to be picking up an easy-read romance that you forget about the minute you put down, cliché and predictable. The book I picked up was very different. From the get-go it tackled issues such as racism and accurately narrated underlying family dynamics that shape the characters. I’m glad I didn’t judge this book by its cover.

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