Kevin Kwan, author of the widely celebrated, critically acclaimed breakout bestseller Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, fashion-world scandal, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia’s most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father.
On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, Rachel should be over the moon. Her fiancé is willing to defy his mother and sacrifice his entire inheritance – one of the greatest fortunes in Asia – in order to marry her. But Rachel still regrets the fact that her father, a man she never knew, won’t be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: A shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined.
Here we meel Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, his celebrity girlfriend who is chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet. Meanwhile, Singapore’s It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband, and “Mrs. Katherine Tai” (previously known as the soap opera star Kitty Pong) realizes that it will take more than a new name for her to claim her rightful place in society.
An uproarious comedy of manners that takes readers through Asia’s most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend is filled with the opulence of mainland China – a place where people attend church in a penthouse above the clouds, where private jets are decorated to look like Balinese resorts, where exotic sports cars race along boulevards, and where people aren’t just crazy rich… they’re China rich.
On Cloud Nine
I did not know that such novel existed. Didn’t even know this should be the sequel after Crazy Rich Asians. I happened to buy this novel because it was really cheap, only RM 10 while other books are around RM 39 and above. It was at the bookstore in Sentral station, I was just waiting to catch the train back to Penang while in KL for a day trip.
After that Crazy Rich Asians was aired in the cinema. My hubby and I went to catch the film in GSC after my tiring day of work. It’s really a great movie.
If I am China rich, I will not spend on branded stuff. I have other things I will want to do with all the moolah. Just keep dreaming…