Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt I am excited to share The Wangs vs. the World a diverse, funny, heartwarming tale about what it means to belong in America. Grab a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage and check out the details. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway where you can win a copy of your own and a beautiful Qing Tree scarf.
by Jade Chang
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.
Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he’s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride.
Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.
Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.
Within the page of the Wangs vs. the World you will find: A family road trip gone crazy! Featuring an endearing cast of characters — a fashion-blogging high schooler, a wannabe stand-up comic at ASU, an art-world reject in hiding in Upstate New York, and a tenacious businessman hell-bent on success
“In Jade Chang’s highly entertaining debut novel THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD, Taiwanese-born American businessman Charles Wang loses his fortune to the 2008 recession and must unite his children to start fresh in China….A meditation on what it means to be an immigrant in America, The Wangs vs. the World shows the often surprising ways hardship can bring a dysfunctional family closer together.” —BuzzFeed
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