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The Wangs vs. the world

Author: Jade Chang
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chang, Jade, 1975- author.
Wangs vs. the world.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
(DLC) 2016014904
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jade Chang
ISBN: 9780544734098 0544734092
OCLC Number: 932050574
Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Wangs versus the world
Responsibility: Jade Chang.

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"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."--

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