The Wangs vs. the World (Hardcover)

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Come along on this cross country adventure with the Wangs, newly poor from manicured Beverly Hills, Ca. They all have something at stake and everything is up for grabs. Very funny. -- Marilyn

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October 2016 Indie Next List

“Simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and earnest, The Wangs vs. the World is one hell of a ride. Literally. Join the Wang family patriarch, Charles, as he and his family drive across the country from Los Angeles to New York in shame after his cosmetic company is destroyed by a doomed business investment. Homeless, penniless, yet still fiercely proud, Charles sets out to reunite his children and reclaim the ancestral land of the Wangs from the Chinese Communists. A hilarious, moving, and rollicking tale of family, ancestry, and a worn-out Mercedes station wagon, The Wangs vs. the World is not to be missed!”
— Michelle Chen (W), WORD, Brooklyn, NY


The Wangs vs. the World is an outrageously funny tale about a wealthy Chinese-American family that "loses it all, then takes a healing, uproarious road trip across the United States" (Entertainment Weekly). Their spectacular fall from riches to rags brings the Wangs together in a way money never could. It's an epic family saga and an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780544734098
ISBN-10: 0544734092
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English