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Head of Zeus
Family Trust
Family Trust: A sparkling satire about a rich family who nearly lost everything Kathy Wang

'A globe-trotting, whirlwind, tragi-comic family saga ... A joy' ANDREW SEAN GREER.

Meet Stanley Huang: Father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable temper, aficionado of bargain luxury goods. He's just been diagnosed with cancer, and his family are dealing with the fall-out.

Meet Stanley's family: Son Fred, a banker who never has enough money; daughter Kate, juggling a difficult boss and her two small children; ex-wife Linda, suspicious of Stanley's grand gestures; and second wife Mary, giver of foot rubs and ego massages.

Meet Stanley's fortune: As the Huangs come to terms with Stanley's approaching death, they are starting to fear that there's a lot less in the pot than they thought. And that's a problem when you're living in one of the wealthiest parts of California...

Spanning themes of culture, ambition, love and – most of all – family, this sparkling debut is a sharp, funny and loving portrait of modern Asian-American life.

PRAISE FOR FAMILY TRUST:

'Silky in satire, the writing is biting, bristling, intelligent' Irish Times.

'A brilliant mashup of Crazy Rich Asians and Arrested Development ... The best kind of family drama' Cristina Alger, author of The Banker's Wife.

'Deftly weaves together rich family drama, biting corporate satire and deeply felt immigrant story ... A sharp, spirited and wholly original take on the American Dream' Jillian Medoff.

'A wicked and witty send up of Asian-American Silicon Valley elite, a delightful debut that Jane Austen would be proud of' Micah Perks.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
01 Nov 2018 * 544pp * £0.99 * 9781789543421
REVIEWS
'Racial stereotyping stalks Fred and Kate's lives. Wang is especially strong on this element of her story, drawing out the immigrant experience by contrasting the Huang generations ... Wang's satire has bite'
Sunday Times
'A globe-trotting, whirlwind, tragi-comic family saga that wrings tears from absurdity and laughter from loss. A joy to read from start to finish'
Andrew Sean Greer
'Deftly weaves together rich family drama, biting corporate satire and deeply felt immigrant story ... A sharp, spirited and wholly original take on the American Dream'
Jillian Medoff
'A wicked and witty send up of Asian-American Silicon Valley elite, a delightful debut that Jane Austen would be proud of'
Micah Perks
'Wang brings levity and candour to the tricky terrain of family dynamics, aging and excess'
Publishers Weekly
'Wang speaks with authority, insight and irony about ethnic and social realities in Silicon Valley, mixed-race relationships and marriages'
Kirkus
'Silky in satire, the writing is biting, bristling, intelligent'
Irish Times
'An amusing tale of family ups and downs'
Connaught Telegraph
Author
Kathy Wang
Kathy Wang
Kathy Wang grew up in the Bay Area, California, and holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School. For more information and details, please visit bykathywang.com
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