Rich People Problems

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royale fought through couture gown sabotage and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside--but he's not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch, but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls. With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park--a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore--the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises. As relatives claw over heirlooms, Astrid Leong finds herself at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by his ex-wife--a woman hell-bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to billionaire Jack Bing and determined to raise their son more lavishly than a future king, finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter, Colette.
     A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly-appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a schoolyard kidnapping to a gold leaf dancefloor spattered with blood, Kevin Kwan's gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets and rich people problems of Asia's most privileged families.

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CHAPTER ONE

Davos, Switzerland

Edison Cheng stared up at the soaring honeycomb-structured ceiling in the vast white auditorium, feeling on top of the world. I’m here. I’m finally here! After years of Olympic-level networking, Eddie had at long last made it—he had been invited to attend the...
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PRAISE FOR

A New York Times Bestseller
National Bestseller


"Rich People Problems is a fun tabloid romp full of over-the-top shenanigans . . . a memorable, laugh-out-loud Asian glitz fest that's a pure pleasure to read." —USA Today

"Kwan's world is so outrageous and so wicked it succeeds in making Downton Abbey look like Downton Arriviste, and Gossip Girl feel gauche. [Rich People Problems is] packed to the gills, as ever, with real estate porn, a foodies free-for-all and fashion's Little Black Book." —Toronto Star

"Pure entertainment. Think: Bravo's Housewives but with a lot more money and, as a result, a lot more drama." —Nylon

"Kevin Kwan has done it again." —InStyle

"[A] hilarious family drama. . . . This delightfully wicked family saga will have you laughing over your summer daiquiris at the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems." —Redbook

"The perfect indulgent long weekend read." —Elle

"I gobbled all three volumes of Kevin Kwan's gossipy, name-droppy and wickedly funny Crazy Rich Asians trilogy as if they were popcorn. . . . Irresistible." —The Seattle Times

Praise for China Rich Girlfriend:

 
"Delicious. . . . Nuanced (and savage) in its social deconstruction—and even more fun [than Crazy Rich Asians]." —Maclean's
 
"Take a Jane Austen novel, combine it with Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and set it in the glittering capitals of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. What have you got? This deliciously fun follow-up to Kwan's bestselling Crazy Rich Asians." —People

"The summer's funniest beach read." —Vanity Fair

"I loved China Rich Girlfriend. . . . [It's] like Gossip Girl and Dynasty and the royal family of England all at the same time. Kwan's characters behave hideously—and it's hilarious." —Elaine Lui, Flare