Synopses & Reviews
It's the eve of Rachel Chu's wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle.
Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.
"An equally good-natured, catty-as-hell sequel....Part Oscar Wilde, part Judith Krantz, part Arthur Frommer....Hilarious....Over-the-top and hard to stop." Kirkus Reviews
"The equivalent of a Bubble Tea concoction laced with Henry James extracts and Jackie Collins sprinkles....In the same way that Edith Wharton catalogued the Gilded Age via novels like The Age of Innocence, Kwan—in his novels—is doing his bit for a China that now has the second-highest number of millionaires in the world." The Daily Beast
"This year’s best beach reading....As frothy as the egg whites on the sort of cocktail you should drink while reading Kwan’s books....Highly entertaining." The Washington Post
"Makes Downton Abbey look more like Downton Arrivistes....Ingenious." The Daily Beast
"Snarky. . . Wicked. . . Funny." Janet Maslin, The New York Times
About the Author
Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore. He currently lives in Manhattan. His first novel, Crazy Rich Asians, was a wild success.