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Family Trust

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"FAMILY TRUST reads like a brilliant mashup of The Nest and Crazy Rich Asians (with a soupçon of Arrested Development for good measure). It’s dark and funny and entertaining and thoughtful all at once. The best kind of family drama. I loved every page." - Cristina Alger

"A globe-trotting, whirlwind, tragi-comic family saga that wrings tears from absurdity and laughter from loss. A joy to read from start to finish." - Andrew Sean Greer


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December 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Family Trust
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ISBN: 1-78954-341-X / 978-1-78954-341-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
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Title: Family Trust
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Title: Family Trust
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Family Trust
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-285952-8 / 978-0-06-285952-5 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
Author(s): Kathy Wang
ISBN: 0-06-287476-4 / 978-0-06-287476-4 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Family Trust
Author(s): Kathy Wang
ISBN: 1-982552-41-7 / 978-1-982552-41-1
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
Author(s): Kathy Wang
ISBN: 1-982552-42-5 / 978-1-982552-42-8
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October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Family Trust
Author(s): Kathy Wang
ISBN: 1-982552-43-3 / 978-1-982552-43-5
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
Author(s): Kathy Wang
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
Author(s): Kathy Wang
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
Author(s): Kathy Wang
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Family Trust: A sparkling satire about a rich family who nearly lost everything
Author(s): Kathy Wang
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Family Trust: A Novel
Author(s): Kathy Wang
Publisher: William Morrow
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