October 24, 2021

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Review: Kevin Kwan’s ‘China Rich Girlfriend’

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kevin_kwanProudhon said, “Property is theft”; Balzac said, “Behind great fortunes without apparent cause lies a crime forgotten.”

Well, if great wealth is a great crime, Kevin Kwan’s “China Rich Girlfriend,” a sequel to his 2013 “Crazy Rich Asians,” slots neatly into the grand tradition of true-crime narratives — those lurid paper­backs that aim to repulse and to fascinate, all in order to keep you turning the page.

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