An Evening with “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan and Asha Elias

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church

3010 De Soto Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 United States

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Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair are thrilled to present Kevin Kwan discussing his new novel: Lies and Weddings** (Doubleday, $29.00). He will be in conversation with Asha Elias.**

****Please note:* This event will take place at the Coral Gables Congregational Church: 3010 De Soto Blvd.. **Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event. Want your copy early or can’t make it in-person? **Order your copy online here.


About the Book:

A TIME MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • From the iconic internationally bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy: A forbidden affair erupts volcanically amid a decadent tropical wedding in this outrageous comedy of manners from the iconic author of Crazy Rich Asians.

Rufus Leung Gresham, future Earl of Greshambury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel has a problem: the legendary Gresham Trust has been depleted by decades of profligate spending, and behind all the magazine covers and Instagram stories manors and yachts lies nothing more than a gargantuan mountain of debt. The only solution, put forth by Rufus’s scheming mother, is for Rufus to attend his sister’s wedding at a luxury eco-resort, a veritable who’s-who of sultans, barons, and oligarchs, and seduce a woman with money.

Should he marry Solène de Courcy, a French hotel heiress with honey blond tresses and a royal bloodline? Should he pursue Martha Dung, the tattooed venture capital genius who passes out billions like lollipops? Or should he follow his heart, betray his family, squander his legacy, and finally confess his love to the literal girl next door, the humble daughter of a doctor, Eden Tong? When a volcanic eruption burns through the nuptials and a hot mic exposes a secret tryst, the Gresham family plans—and their reputation—go up in flames.

Can the once-great dukedom rise from the ashes? Or will a secret tragedy, hidden for two decades, reveal a shocking twist?

In a globetrotting tale that takes us from the black sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads of Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England’s oldest family estates, Kevin Kwan unfurls a juicy, hilarious, sophisticated and thrillingly plotted story of love, money, murder, sex, and the lies we tell about them all.

About the Author:

KEVIN KWAN is the author of Crazy Rich Asians, the international bestselling novel that has been translated into 40 languages. Its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, was released in 2015, and Rich People Problems, the final book in the trilogy, followed in 2017. For several weeks in 2018, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy commanded the top three positions of the New York Times bestseller list – an almost unprecedented single-author trifecta, and the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians became Hollywood’s highest-grossing romantic comedy in over a decade. Sex and Vanity, his most recent novel, hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of release and is being adapted into a feature film by Sony Pictures. Kevin has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

About the Moderator:

Writer, mother, and reluctant socialite Asha Elias lives with her family in Miami Beach, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in print journalism, and worked at Ocean Drive magazine. Pink Glass Houses, her Miami-based debut novel, comes out in July.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, May 28
Time:
7:00 pm

Other

Language
English
Occurrence
Annual

Venue

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 United States
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