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Family Trust

Wang, Kathy. Book - 2018 Fiction / Wang, Kathy, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Wang, Kathy 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 2 out of 5

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"A family saga based in Silicon Valley that follows the Huang family as they come to terms with their patriarch's terminal cancer diagnosis and anticipate the distribution of his highly valuable estate"-- Provided by publisher.
"Some of us are more equal than others ... Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For years, Stanley has claimed that he's worth a small fortune. But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally be revealed, and Stanley's family is nervous. For his son Fred, the inheritance Stanley has long alluded to would soothe the pain caused by years of professional disappointment. By now, the Harvard Business School graduate had expected to be a financial tech god--not a minor investor at a middling corporate firm, where he isn't even allowed to fly business class. Stanley's daughter, Kate, is a middle manager with one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious tech companies. She manages the capricious demands of her world-famous boss and the needs of her two young children all while supporting her would-be entrepreneur husband (just until his startup gets off the ground, which will surely be soon). But lately, Kate has been sensing something amiss; just because you say you have it all, it doesn't mean that you actually do. Stanley's second wife, Mary Zhu, twenty-eight years his junior, has devoted herself to making her husband comfortable in every way--rubbing his feet, cooking his favorite dishes, massaging his ego. But lately, her commitment has waned; caring for a dying old man is far more difficult than she expected. Linda Liang, Stanley's first wife, knows her ex better than anyone. She worked hard for decades to ensure their financial security, and is determined to see her children get their due. Single for nearly a decade, she might finally be ready for some romantic companionship. But where does a seventy-two year old Chinese woman in California go to find an appropriate boyfriend? As Stanley's death approaches, the Huangs are faced with unexpected challenges that upend them and eventually lead them to discover what they most value. A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best, Family Trust skewers the ambition and desires that drive Silicon Valley and draws a sharply loving portrait of modern American family life"-- Provided by publisher.

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kind of boring. submitted by kerstinrh on June 20, 2019, 6:39pm I really was not a fan of this book. I found it boring. The characters were nothing special and by the end I really didn’t care what happened to them. The dad was dying of pancreatic cancer, his children were obsessed with their careers and both had bad relationships, the mom was finding herself while being cat-fished by someone she met through online dating and the dad’s second wife was portrayed as someone who was greedy and all she cared about was getting to keep the house. Everyone was really preoccupied with what and how much they would each get in their inheritance when the dad died. It seemed like the author was trying to write a book like Crazy Rich Asians but set in LA but she didn’t pull it off. I wouldn’t recommend this one!

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PUBLISHED
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 385 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780062855251

SUBJECTS
Families -- Fiction.
Heirs -- Fiction.
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.