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Sex and Vanity - Kevin Kwan - <span class="date-display-single">05/26/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

Sex and Vanity

05/26/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men--and two very different cultures. Kevin Kwan will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss his newest book, Sex & Vanity. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-sex-vanity. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte. The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and, ultimately, herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world--and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

 

Copies of Sex & Vanity will be distributed for free to attendees who reserve a copy. During the event, there will be a link to claim your book. Simply fill out the form and a book will be sent to you our bookselling partners at A Room of One's Own Bookstore. 

 

 

Kevin Kwan

About Presenter Kevin Kwan

 

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich AsiansChina Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People ProblemsCrazy Rich Asians was a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture and has been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2018, Kevin was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

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