Family Trust: A Novel

by Wang, Kathy (Author)

ISBN: 9780062855268

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.

Meet Stanley's family: son Fred, frustrated that his years of academic striving (4.0 GPA! Harvard MBA!) haven't protected him from career stagnation; daughter Kate, balancing a capricious boss, a distracted husband, and two small children; ex-wife Linda, familiar with and suspicious of Stanley's grandiose ways; and second wife Mary, giver of foot rubs and ego massages.

For years, Stanley has insistently claimed that he's worth a small fortune. Now, as the Huangs come to terms with Stanley's approaching death, they are also starting to fear that Stanley's small fortune may be more small than fortune. A study in the difference between expectation and reality (npr.org), a bittersweet rumination on what we owe our families, and a sharp-eyed look at Silicon Valley's culture of excess, Family Trust is a dryly cynical (Globe and Mail) satire of the American dream. HarperCollins US Fall 2019 Adult Compilation

Format: Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, October 2019

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.3 W × 0.9 H

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