Counterfeit: A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times BESTSELLER - the most exciting and addictive heist novel you’ll read this summer!

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Counterfeit: A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times BESTSELLER - the most exciting and addictive heist novel you’ll read this summer!

Counterfeit: A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times BESTSELLER - the most exciting and addictive heist novel you’ll read this summer!

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Eva’s toddler Henri had some sections that were really difficult to read about, as he has non-stop tantrums and must have been immensely colicky for his entire life. This was a fun story from the perspectives of two very different young women and that, perhaps, is how it should be. In this delicious romp about a counterfeit bag scheme, you’ll get “Hustlers” meets “The Bling Ring” meets “Molly’s Game.

From the very beginning, I’d known my lot in life: to be good enough at my job, and to tolerate it until retirement. Enter Winnie Fang, Ava’s enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances.developmentally challenged son and her husband (a cardiac surgeon), while they somehow have money problems. My thanks to the author, Kristin Chen, and the publisher, William Morrow, for the ebook if this novel. Chen bounces between the perspectives of Ava and Winnie, with Ava retelling her side of the story to a detective after being caught. Counterfeit is an entertaining, luxurious read—but beneath its glitz and flash, it is also a shrewd deconstruction of the American dream and the myth of the model minority.

Ava Wong is a successful lawyer with a picture-perfect family, but behind the scenes, her marriage—and life—are falling apart. The sparkling story line seduces with its compelling twists and turns even as Kirstin Chen deftly interrogates issues of race, identity, wealth and consumerism. Written in an almost, but not quite, stream-of-consciousness style, Part I unfolds from the perspective of Ava Wong. I really enjoyed this fun, smart book about two women who create a business counterfeiting designer handbags. Definitely recommend this one if you are looking for a binge type read but one that isn't lacking in substance.But beneath this façade, Ava's world is crumbling: her marriage is falling apart, her expensive law degree hasn't been used in years, and her toddler's tantrums are pushing her to the breaking point. If you closely observe racial stereotyping in literary works, we can see that most of them are written by people from the same ethnic group settled in places abroad like America, Europe, or even Singapore (in the case of PRC (Peoples Republic of China)). It is the story of two ladies of Chinese ethnicity who try to fool Americans with fake luxury goods. It is hard in one story to take on the patriarchy, the invisibility of Asian women in the US, American exceptionalism, inauthentic authenticity (see e. I always enjoy reading about the filthy rich and seeing the very different ways they live their lives and how that alters their mentality.

This novel covers many topics and it was especially interesting reading about the perspectives of the American Dream from these women. I read mainly Mysteries and Thrillers, with over half of my reads being Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) directly from the publisher/author. But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences.Swift, surprising, and sharply comic, Counterfeit is a stylish and feminist caper with a strong point of view and an axe to grind.

Enter Winnie Fang, Ava’s enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances. I hope to introduce new features during 2022 and join the Bookstagram community on Instagram properly, so come and follow me there too! As an affiliate of Booktopia I may earn a small commission on your purchase at no additional cost to you. For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners.This book is told by Ava who is confessing to the police about her involvement in the luxury bag scheme. The audiobook was under 8 hours and the physical clocks in at under 300 pages, and to some that might be an indicator that the book is going to take some shortcuts and leave the reader wanting more. Ava blames her upbringing for her lack of agency in decision-making: “It was easier and less risky to vanish into the image that my parents — and the world — had of the good Chinese American daughter. It is high time that the authors stop going after racial stereotyping and create some unique literary creations with pure content that will genuinely excite the readers.



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