Crazy Rich Asians (Paperback)

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Rachel Chu and Nick Young are both professors at NYU and have been dating for a couple of years, living a quiet but happy life. When Nick asks Rachel to go to Singapore to attend his best friend's wedding, she is surprised, pleased, and a bit nervous. She knows that she'll be meeting his family, a group Nick says little about. Consequently, she is blindsided when she goes to his grandmother's palatial home in the middle of Singapore and eventually finds out that Nick's family is very rich, like CRAZY RICH. The scrutiny by Nick's snobbish mother has Rachel wondering how she can ever fit into Nick's Asian world, and hanging out with Nick's wealthy friends and relatives presents a sometimes fun, sometimes disgusting, view of lifestyles involving haute couture, private jets, yachts, and many cultural prejudices. Kevin Kwan's spin on the relationship among Singaporeans, Hong Kongese, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese is an eye-opener, especially when discussed from the jet-setters' perspectives. And the fact that Rachel is ABC (American-born Chinese) gives her a social black mark that can't be rubbed out. Crazy Rich Asians is a funny, wicked satire on race, love, and wealth.

— Cynthia

Product Details
ISBN: 9787569505528
ISBN-10: 7569505522
Publisher: Shan XI Shi Fan Da Xue Chu Ban She
Publication Date: June 1st, 2019
Language: Chinese