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On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty — an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.

To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef.

Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating — without fear or remorse — anyone who stands in her way.

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"Choi's scorching-hot debut rips into the stereotype of Hello Kitties, young Asian-American women who are upwardly mobile, outwardly modern, but trapped by their families' old-fashioned cultural expectations. A week before turning 28, Fiona 'Fi' Yu, a San Francisco corporate lawyer who lives with her parents, uses a silicone device to take her own virginity, an act she soon regrets. When she consults Dr. Sean Killroy about restoring her hymen, the cosmetic surgeon turns out to be Sean Deacon, a former grade school classmate who once lit a girl's hair on fire. Fi renews her friendship with Sean, who draws her into a secret world that's empowering but also highly disturbing. As Sean encourages Fi to fight back when her parents suggest suitors, people who cause problems for Fi wind up dead. A demonic stir-fry of influences, including Amy Tan, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, and Candace Bushnell, infuses Choi's prose with passionate ferocity." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Look to the blatantly homicidal intent in the title, not the hot pink cover, to get a sense of this debut novel, which combines the violence and nihilism of a Chuck Palahniuk or Brett Easton Ellis novel with chick-lit label-dropping. The shock-value plot should provoke plenty of hype, but its Choi's furious, laugh-out-loud social commentary that is most noteworthy." Booklist

Synopsis:

American Psycho meets The Joy Luck Club, with a pinch of Heathers for the thirty-something set.

About the Author

Angela S. Choi is a writer who lives in San Francisco, California, where she refuses to be anyone's mother or hole-in-a-mattress. Born in Hong Kong, she practiced law until she no longer wanted to live life in six-minute increments, and so took up the pen at the tender age of 30. Hello Kitty Must Die is her debut novel.

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Potawatomi13, January 8, 2011 (view all comments by Potawatomi13)
This kind of garbage is really disturbing! Two young women(the "author" and the books subject)are corrupted by living in ultra liberal San Fagcisco and in America which is grossly morally wanting and both decide to destroy themselves no matter what the cost. The "author" should be shot as she succeeded stunningly with both! When anyone who is morally and socially innocent reads this garbage and is corrupted by it then the authors soul as well as the innocent is at stake and the author cared NOTHING about anybody else but her own selfish self and deserves whatever punishment she gets.
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lizanee, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by lizanee)
Highly disturbing. Completely hilarious. I fell in love with Angela S. Choi's ability to put a darkly satirical spin on Asian-American culture in San Francisco. A heartless protagonist doesn't usually grab me, but she did.
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Emily Bothman, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Emily Bothman)
very dark, yet hauntingly true tale of culture clashing in the united states.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781935562023
Author:
Choi, Angela S.
Publisher:
Tyrus Books
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 13.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Choi's scorching-hot debut rips into the stereotype of Hello Kitties, young Asian-American women who are upwardly mobile, outwardly modern, but trapped by their families' old-fashioned cultural expectations. A week before turning 28, Fiona 'Fi' Yu, a San Francisco corporate lawyer who lives with her parents, uses a silicone device to take her own virginity, an act she soon regrets. When she consults Dr. Sean Killroy about restoring her hymen, the cosmetic surgeon turns out to be Sean Deacon, a former grade school classmate who once lit a girl's hair on fire. Fi renews her friendship with Sean, who draws her into a secret world that's empowering but also highly disturbing. As Sean encourages Fi to fight back when her parents suggest suitors, people who cause problems for Fi wind up dead. A demonic stir-fry of influences, including Amy Tan, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, and Candace Bushnell, infuses Choi's prose with passionate ferocity." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Look to the blatantly homicidal intent in the title, not the hot pink cover, to get a sense of this debut novel, which combines the violence and nihilism of a Chuck Palahniuk or Brett Easton Ellis novel with chick-lit label-dropping. The shock-value plot should provoke plenty of hype, but its Choi's furious, laugh-out-loud social commentary that is most noteworthy."
"Synopsis" by , American Psycho meets The Joy Luck Club, with a pinch of Heathers for the thirty-something set.
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