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Virtual Events from Warwick’s: Kevin Kwan & Lacy Crawford
June 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
On Tuesday, June 1st at 6:00pm PDT Warwick’s, in partnership with Mission Viejo Library, will host international and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan, as he discusses the new paperback edition of his book, Sex and Vanity, in conversation with acclaimed author of Notes on a Silencing, Lacy Crawford. This is a free virtual event on Zoom; registration is required. More information is available at warwicks.com.
For interview requests, please contact Julie Ertl [email protected].
About the book: On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She can’t stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can’t stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can’t stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte. The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and, ultimately, herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world – and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.