ANGELA S. CHOI Hello Kitty Must Die

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Hello Kitty Must Die

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On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty--an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.

To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef.

Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating--without fear or remorse--anyone who stands in her way.

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Angela S. Choi is a writer who lives in San Francisco, California, where she refuses to be anyone's mother or hole-in-a-mattress. Born in Hong Kong, she practiced law until she no longer wanted to live life in six-minute increments, and so took up the pen at the tender age of 30.

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Look to the blatantly homicidal intent in the title, not the hot pink cover, to get a sense of this debut novel, which combines the violence and nihilism of a Chuck Palahniuk or Brett Easton Ellis novel with chick-lit label-dropping. “The six-figure salary, the J. D., the Eileen Fisher-Armani-Calvin Klein wardrobe didn't liberate me from the confines of tradition, culture and family,” says 28-year-old San Francisco lawyer Fiona Yu. Still a virgin and living with her Chinese American parents, who are aggressively intent on marrying her off, Fi rails against stereotypes of Asian women as “mouthless, clawless, Hello Kitties.” Fi finds increasingly twisted escapism from family pressure and corporate life with Sean, a long-lost childhood friend, who, Fi realizes, has matured from youthful sociopathic acts, such as setting a classmate on fire, into a busy and focused serial killer. The novel's remorseless, homicidal spree, reminiscent of that in the film Natural Born Killers, and the acid-bath satire work against glimpses of Fi's real vulnerabilities, creating an uneven, sometimes alienating mix. The shock-value plot should provoke plenty of hype, but it's Choi's furious, laugh-out-loud social commentary that is most noteworthy. --Gillian Engberg

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