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The Wangs vs. the world

by Chang, Jade, 1975- (Author)

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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... Full description

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Summary: "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Item Description: "Mariner books"--Title page.
Physical Description: 364 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 1328745538
9781328745538
Author Notes: JADE CHANG has covered arts and culture as a journalist and editor. She is the recipient of a Sundance Fellowship for arts journalism, the AIGA Winterhouse Award for design criticism, and the James D. Houston Memorial Scholarship from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.
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