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The Resource Five star billionaire : a novel, Tash Aw

Five star billionaire : a novel, Tash Aw

Label
Five star billionaire : a novel
Title
Five star billionaire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tash Aw
Title variation
5 star billionaire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job - but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn't exist. Gary is a country boy turned pop star who is spinning out of control. Justin is in Shanghai to expand his family's real estate empire, only to find that he might not be up to the task. He has long harbored a crush on Yinghui, a poetry-loving, left-wing activist who has reinvented herself as a successful Shanghai businesswoman. Yinghui is about to make a deal with the shadowy Walter Chao, the five star billionaire of the novel, who with his secrets and his schemes has a hand in the lives of each of the characters. All bring their dreams and hopes to Shanghai, the shining symbol of the New China, which, like the novel's characters, is constantly in flux and which plays its own fateful role in the lives of its inhabitants
Summary
Dreaming of love and success in rapidly changing Shanghai, four individuals including a starry-eyed waitress, a wealthy developer's son, a pop artist and a poetry-loving activist confront unexpected realities in regional challenges, including a billionaire's complex business strategy
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10180392
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aw, Tash
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malaysians
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Shanghai (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Five star billionaire : a novel, Tash Aw
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050505106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
437 p.
Isbn
9780007494163
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Five star billionaire : a novel, Tash Aw
Publication
Control code
000050505106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
437 p.
Isbn
9780007494163
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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