Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel — now a major motion picture!
“This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.” — Entertainment Weekly
When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
“Rollicking....A lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion.” The Boston Globe
“Rachel’s squeaky-clean naiveté is a clever foil to the intricate workings of the high-glamour Asian set around her. Chinese on the outside but all-American on the inside, she allows us to see the myriad nuances of intra-Asian culture that the novel goes to great lengths to show.” Tash Aw, NPR
“Deliciously decadent....This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun....[Read] Crazy Rich Asians, on an exotic beach in super-expensive sunglasses.” Entertainment Weekly
“If this isn’t the funniest book so far this year, it’s up there....Kwan, who grew up in Singapore, skewers his subjects deftly, stylishly, and completely — but with heart.” The Denver Post
“It’s impossible not to get sucked into this satirical novel about the jet-setting lives of an enormous busybody family and its infinite Louboutin collection.” Glamour
“There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich....A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up.” People
“A dizzily shopaholic comedy....Wickedly delectable....Offers refreshing nouveau voyeurism to readers who long ago burned out on American and English aspirational fantasies....Hilarious.” Janet Maslin, The New York Times
About the Author
Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995.