Crazy Rich Asians
[a Novel]Book - 2013
When 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 might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian jet set; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.
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Indulge in the page-turning read that first introduced us to the lavish, dizzying world of of the rich and prestigious in Singapore. Find out what happens when Rachel travels to meet her boyfriend's family -- who turn out to be some of the wealthiest people in the country.
The first in a series of three novels, this is an outrageous, tongue-in-cheek, read about three super-rich Chinese families and the fighting and scheming that erupts when the heir to the fortune brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend. The film is due to be released in August 2018.
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“But there must be something we can do.”
“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action,” Sophie remarked. “If you do nothing, you’ll be sending a clear message: that you’re stronger than they think you are. Not to mention a lot classier. Think about it.”
"I have no idea who these people are. But I can tell you one thing - these people are richer than God." -Peik Lin (pg 123)
Eleanor had a long-held theory about men. She truly believed that for most men, all that talk of “being in love” or “finding the right one” was absolute nonsense. Marriage was purely a matter of timing, and whenever a man was finally done sowing his wild oats and ready to settle down, whichever girl happened to be there at the time would be the right one.
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