The Wangs vs. the World

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Author(s): Jade Chang
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Product Number: Z12669
Released: Oct 04, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501932076
Narrator/s: Nancy Wu
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A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent-and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together 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. Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America-and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

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The Wangs vs. the World
Product Number: BX00051620
Product Number:C04506
Product Number:Z12669

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Author(s): Jade Chang
Narrator(s): Nancy Wu
Product Number C04506
Released: Oct 25, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501932014
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Author(s): Jade Chang
Narrator(s): Nancy Wu
Product Number MP2107
Released: Dec 07, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501947209
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Author(s): Jade Chang
Product Number EB00630162
Released: Oct 04, 2016
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Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780544734203

Professional reviews

"Narrator Nancy Wu creates subtly distinct voices for all of the Wangs, a wealthy Chinese-American family whose circumstances suddenly and radically change. Charles Wang, the family patriarch who dreams of returning to China, embarks on a cross-country road trip from California to upstate New York to join his eldest daughter, Saina. Wu successfully personifies the different perspectives of Charles, son Andrew, daughter Grace, and wife/stepmother Barbara, and she delivers dialogue in Mandarin as well as English. As the family members encounter misadventures, make some questionable decisions, and close ranks, it's hard not to root for them and hope everything's going to turn out for the best. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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