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Recommended Reading - Rich People’s Problems by Kevin Kwan

Recommended Reading - Rich People’s Problems by Kevin Kwan

Rich People’s Problems is a satirical 2017 romantic comedy novel by Kevin Kwan. It is the third and final novel in Kwan’s “Crazy Rich…” trilogy that looks at the rich and powerful families of Singapore (many of whom are Peranakans).

Two years after the events that take place in China Rich Girlfriend, Nick and Rachel are happily married and living their life in Manhattan. Nick is informed by his mother Eleanor that his grandmother, Su Yi, has had a heart attack, and that he must come home to reconcile with her before she dies. While Nick wants to make up with his grandmother out of guilt for having shut her out of his life for marrying Rachel (as Su Yi was opposed to the marriage), his mother wants him to make amends so that he will be re-introduced into the will and inherit Tyersall Park, Su Yi’s home. The extended Shang-Young clan has descended upon Tyersall Park to say their last goodbyes with the hopes of getting into Su Yi’s good graces and inherit part of her fortune.

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