BookPeople Presents: Kevin Kwan - Lies and Weddings

Wed May 29 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm UTC-05:00

Central Presbyterian Church | Austin

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BookPeople Presents: Kevin Kwan - Lies and Weddings BookPeople welcomes Kevin Kwan in conversation with Amanda Eyre Ward to celebrate the release of Lies and Weddings.
About this Event

Please welcome Kevin Kwan and Amanda Eyre Ward to celebrate Lies and Weddings!

This event is ticketed.

  • Start time: 7:00 P.M.
  • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
  • Location: Central Presbyterian Church.

The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event.

  • In order to get a book signed, you must have purchased a ticket (which includes a copy of the book).

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  • We will hold your book at BookPeople for 30 days after the event.
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  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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About the book:

A forbidden affair erupts volcanically amid a decadent tropical wedding in this outrageous comedy of manners from the iconic, internationally bestselling 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, M**der, 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 Asiansbecame 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.

By purchasing a book from BookPeople, you are not only supporting a local, independent business – you’re showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to BookPeople.

Thank you for supporting Kevin Kwan, Amanda Eyre Ward, and your local independent bookstore!

Event Venue

Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin, United States

Tickets

USD 34.00

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