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Family Trust Reviews

Family Trust by Kathy Wang

Family Trust

Kathy Wang

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date: 13 Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781789543414

A family drama set in the Asian-American community in Silicon Valley.

3 stars out of 5
Francesca Angelini
16 Dec 2018

"comic set-pieces earn comparisons to Crazy Rich Asians"

This is a milieu that Wang, a graduate of Berkeley and Harvard Business School knows well. Possibly too well. There is some excellent scene-setting, but the novel feels like a series of comic set-pieces, each one containing an overkill of detail. She has a habit of relying on the same formulaic tricks, too. One crazy and wealthy boss is enough to show the ludicrous workings and jargon of California; a second boss of a similar type is tedious. Still, Wang’s satire has bite, even if these resolutely middle-class targets are nowhere near as wild and juicy as those of Crazy Rich Asians.