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Join author Jade Chang at the BCPL as she discusses her novel The Wangs vs the World, a humorous and poignant story of an immigrant family discovering what it means to belong to America.
Charles Wang, a brash, lovable businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, has just lost everything in the financial crisis. So he rounds up two of his children from schools that he can no longer afford and packs them into the only car that wasn’t repossessed. Together with their wealth-addicted stepmother, Barbra, they head on a cross-country journey from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the Upstate New York retreat of the eldest Wang daughter, Saina. The trip brings them together in a way money never could.
The Wangs vs the World is Chang’s debut novel, a New York Times editor’s choice, and the October 2016 Indie Next Pick. Chang is the recipient of a Sundance Fellowship for Arts Journalism and a James D. Houston Memorial scholarship from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
TIME & DATE
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm