Monday, February 04, 2013
Silverfish Books has been invited (by MPH Distributors) to host a reading from Tash Aw’s latest book Five Star Billionaire.
Venue: Silverfish Books, 28-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-228 448 37 Fax: 03-228 448 39
Date & Time: (originally proposed ) Saturday, February 23, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
(The date and time have been confirmed, but you may still befriend us on the Silverfish Fan Page on Facebook, at http://www.facebook.com/SilverfishBooks?ref=hl .)
A synopsis of Five Star Billionaire
In this stunning new novel, the award-winning Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai.
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. The result is a brilliant examination of the migrations that are shaping this dazzling new city, and their effect on these individual lives.