'Your perfect summer read' Daily Mail
'Laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Mirror
When Lucie Tang Churchill meets George Zao at a lavish wedding in Capri, she can't stand him. She can't stand that he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so she can have a sea view, that he knows more about the island than she does, and worst of all, that he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins. What would her Mayflower-descended, Wall Street-wealthy family think of him? But years later, when Lucie is weekending with her fiancé in East Hampton, George unexpectedly appears and Lucie must decide - does she follow her head or her heart?
A gloriously decadent homage to A Room with a View, Sex and Vanity is a glittering modern love story and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.
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- Verlag: Random House
- Seitenzahl: 368
- Erscheinungstermin: 30. Juni 2020
- ISBN-13: 9781473576889
- Artikelnr.: 58751072
"A summer romp with a satirical sting"
"When the room with a view is Kevin Kwan's, things might get wild... There s no other way you re getting to Capri this summer. Here s a ticket."
Janet Maslin, New York Times Book Review
"Part of the novel s fun is that Kwan is in on the joke: He excels at satirizing the uber-rich. He s also an Olympic-level name-dropper. If I had a dollar for every reference to an A-list designer or brand mentioned here, I d be well, still not a fraction as wealthy as these characters... Kwan s trademark snark, which hooked Crazy Rich Asians fans, remains on display in this new offering... readers who follow suit can revel in the kind of extravagances that sound like a dream after months of isolation and anxiety during the coronarvirus pandemic."
Angela Haupt, Washington Post
"The Shakespeare of Status Anxiety... Dishy and delightful, filled with all sorts of bad behavior performed in couture. But as loose and fun and compulsively readable as they are, Kwan s novels are also very clearly the work of someone who spends much of his social time paying extremely close attention."
Ryan Bradley, The Atlantic
"Deliciously modern... drama, diamonds, and satire galore.
"A deliciously fun romp from Capri to Manhattan and East Hampton. Kwan is in fine form, gleefully name-dropping luxury brands and socialites as he spins a heartfelt, satirical tale that observes the price of fame, fortune and following your heart.
"True love will find a way, even among the status-obsessed and filthy rich... [With] irresistibly knowing humor and delightful central characters... While he s engineering the timeless love story and continuing our postgraduate education in all the things money can buy, Kwan manages to take a few swipes against snobbery and racism. Nice. This is the only way you re getting to Capri this year. Why resist?"
Kwan follows up his Crazy Rich Asians trilogy with an intoxicating, breezy update of E.M. Forster s A Room with a View... Kwan exploits the Forster frame for clever references including Merchant and Ivory and provides amusing footnotes. Kwan also relishes describing lavish meals and haute couture clothing, as well as Isabel s decadent wedding and Cecil s imaginative, over-the-top proposal. There are moments both catty and witty... [A] delectable comedy of manners the literary equivalent of white truffle and caviar pizza.