Free Food for Millionaires

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9780099514282: Free Food for Millionaires

Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her 'a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, wealthy friends, a popular white boyfriend, and a magna cum laude degree in economics.But no job, and a number of bad habits...'

The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants who run a dry cleaning shop in Manhattan, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. Ambitious, spirited and obstinate, she's developed a taste for a lifestyle - and a passion for beautiful hats and expensive tailoring - she hasn't the means to sustain. And between the culture to which her family so fiercely cling and the life she aspires to, Casey must confront her own identity, the meaning of wealth, and what she really wants from her future.

As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values, ideals and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, it's many layers, shades and divides...

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"Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing ... as easy to devour as a 19th century romance - packed with tales of flouted parental expectation, fluctuating female friendships and rivalries, ephemeral romantic hopes and losses and high-stakes career gambles" ( New York Times)

"This big, beguiling book has all the distinguishing marks of a Great American Novel: brilliant set pieces ... and a complex modern voice that seems to speak more clearly than most ... [a] remarkable writer." ( The Times)

"Exquisitely evoked ... an American story full of class struggle, rugged individualism, social status and the haves and have-nots. Most of all, it's an epic meditation on love ... in all its tenacious and painful glory" ( USA Today)

"Lee explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in oceans." ( The Observer)

"Take Zadie Smith's White Teeth, add the glamour of The Devil Wears Prada, and throw in a social commentary on modern identity crises" ( Eve)

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A stunning debut - a big, vibrant novel of class, race and cultural clash set against the colourful backdrop of New York society

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Book Description Arrow Books, Great Britain, 2008. Medium Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 642 pages. Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her 'a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, wealthy friends, a popular white boyfriend, and a magna cum laude degree in economics. But no job, and a number of bad habits.' The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants who run a dry cleaning shop in Manhattan, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. Ambitious, spirited and obstinate, she's developed a taste for a lifestyle - and a passion for beautiful hats and expensive tailoring - she hasn't the means to sustain. And between the culture to which her family so fiercely cling and the life she aspires to, Casey must confront her own identity, the meaning of wealth, and what she really wants from her future. As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values, ideals and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, it's many layers, shades and divides. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN/EAN: 9780099514282. Inventory No: 09060167. This item is in stock in our Australian warehouse. We are not dropshippers. Bookseller Inventory # 09060167

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