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Sex and Vanity

Kevin Kwan

Warwick’s, in partnership with Mission Viejo Library, presents
Kevin Kwan
in conversation with Lacy Crawford

Sex and Vanity

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:00pm PDT

Sex and Vanity
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On Tuesday June 1st at 6:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Kevin Kwan as he discusses the new paperback edition of his book, Sex and Vanity, in conversation with Lacy Crawford. Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. Crazy Rich Asians was a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture and has been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2018, Kevin was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

$17 + tax & fee: Includes one copy of Sex and Vanity with autographed bookplate, held at Warwick's to be picked up at your convenience after the event.
$20.50 + tax & fee: Includes one copy of Sex and Vanity with autographed bookplate, shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only).
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The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men - and two very different cultures.

On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte.

The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and, ultimately, herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world - and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

Lacy Crawford is the author of fiction and nonfiction, including the satire Early Decision (Morrow 2013) and the memoir Notes on a Silencing (Little Brown 2020). Notes on a Silencing was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and Notable Book, as well as a Best Book of 2020 by Time, People, NPR, BookPage, Library Journal and LitHub. Lacy’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Narrative, LitHub, and Vanity Fair and her literary journalism includes interviews and profiles of Frank Conroy, Reynolds Price, Geoffrey Wolff, and Shirley Hazzard. She lives in California with her husband and three children.

Sex and Vanity: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081938
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - May 25th, 2021