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The Resource The Wangs vs. the world, Jade Chang

The Wangs vs. the world, Jade Chang

Label
The Wangs vs. the world
Title
The Wangs vs. the world
Statement of responsibility
Jade Chang
Title variation
Wangs versus the world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Jade
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H357284
LC item number
W36 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese American families
  • Immigrant families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Label
The Wangs vs. the world, Jade Chang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1664595
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780544734098
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016005160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1664595
  • (OCoLC)932050574
Label
The Wangs vs. the world, Jade Chang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1664595
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780544734098
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016005160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1664595
  • (OCoLC)932050574

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