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Lies and Weddings

Kevin Kwan

Warwick’s presents
Kevin Kwan
in conversation with lacy crawford

Lies and Weddings

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 7:00pm PDT

IPJ Theatre, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park Way
San Diego, CA 92110
Lies and Weddings
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$29+tax & fee: One General Admission & one copy of Lies and Weddings
$39+tax & fee: Two General Admissions & one copy of Lies and Weddings
$15+fee: One General Admission (No Book)

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Warwick's and the University of San Diego’s College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center present Kevin Kwan as he discusses and signs his new book, Lies and Weddings, in conversation with Lacy CrawfordKevin Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asians, the international bestselling novel that has been translated into 40 languages. Its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, was released in 2015, and Rich People Problems, the final book in the trilogy, followed in 2017. For several weeks in 2018, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy commanded the top three positions of the New York Times bestseller list - an almost unprecedented single-author trifecta, and the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians became Hollywood's highest-grossing romantic comedy in over a decade. Sex and Vanity, his most recent novel, hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of release and is being adapted into a feature film by Sony Pictures. Kevin has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

A forbidden affair erupts volcanically amid a decadent tropical wedding in this outrageous comedy of manners from the iconic author of Crazy Rich Asians.

Rufus Leung Gresham, future Earl of Greshambury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel has a problem: the legendary Gresham Trust has been depleted by decades of profligate spending, and behind all the magazine covers and Instagram stories manors and yachts lies nothing more than a gargantuan mountain of debt. The only solution, put forth by Rufus's scheming mother, is for Rufus to attend his sister's wedding at a luxury eco-resort, a veritable who's-who of sultans, barons, and oligarchs, and seduce a woman with money.

Should he marry Solène de Courcy, a French hotel heiress with honey blond tresses and a royal bloodline? Should he pursue Martha Dung, the tattooed venture capital genius who passes out billions like lollipops? Or should he follow his heart, betray his family, squander his legacy, and finally confess his love to the literal girl next door, the humble daughter of a doctor, Eden Tong? When a volcanic eruption burns through the nuptials and a hot mic exposes a secret tryst, the Gresham family plans―and their reputation―go up in flames.

Can the once-great dukedom rise from the ashes? Or will a secret tragedy, hidden for two decades, reveal a shocking twist?

In a globetrotting tale that takes us from the black sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads of Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England's oldest family estates, Kevin Kwan unfurls a juicy, hilarious, sophisticated and thrillingly plotted story of love, money, murder, sex, and the lies we tell about them all.

Lacy Crawford is the author of fiction and nonfiction, including the satire Early Decision and the memoir Notes on a Silencing. 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. She lives here in San Diego with her husband and three children.

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ISBN: 9780385546294
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Published: Doubleday - May 21st, 2024