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Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
  

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

In this stunning new novel, Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai. The result is a brilliant examination of the migrations that are shaping the new city experiences all over the world, and their effect on myriad individual lives.

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Synopsis

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

Justin is from a family of successful property developers. Phoebe has come to China buoyed with hope, but her dreams are shattered within hours as the job she has come for seems never to have existed. Gary is a successful pop artist, but his fans and marketing machine disappear after a bar-room brawl. Yinghui has businesses that are going well but must make decisions about her life. And then there is Walter, the shadowy billionaire, ruthless and manipulative, ultimately alone in the world. In 'Five Star Billionaire', Tash Aw charts the weave of their journeys in the new China, counterpointing their adventures with the old life they have left behind in Malaysia.

Reviews

Praise for Tash Aw:

'What a storyteller Tash Aw is. Unputdownable'
Doris Lessing

'Bewitchingly written and gracefully assured ... Aw orchestrates a graceful ballet of dissonances and congruences, of echoes and discords'
Neel Mukherjee, The Times

'Aw's prose can be powerful and mesmerising in its sense of place...Haunting and memorable'
Maya Jaggi, Guardian

About the Author

Tash Aw

Tash Aw is a recent graduate of UEA. He is Malaysian by birth but now lives in London. The Harmony Silk Factory is his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2013

Author

Tash Aw

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Author's Website

www.tash-aw.com/
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Publisher

Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
448 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007494156

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