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Counterfeit: A Novel


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“Chen retains readers on the sting of their seats as she weaves an addictive story in regards to the excessive/low world of counterfeit luxurious purses . . . A glittering, provocative learn.”—JANICE Y.Okay. LEE, New York Occasions bestselling writer of The Expatriates”Sly and completely compelling . . . Chen’s ingenious plot will preserve you breathless to the final web page.”—CLAIRE MESSUD, New York Occasions bestselling writer of The Burning GirlFor followers of Hustlers and Methods to Get Filthy Wealthy in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American girls who band collectively to develop a counterfeit purse scheme into a worldwide enterprise—an incisive and glittering mix of vogue, crime, and friendship from the writer of Bury What We Can not Take and Soy Sauce for Newcomers.Cash can’t purchase happiness…however it may well purchase a good faux.Ava Wong has at all times performed it protected. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese language American lawyer with a profitable surgeon as a husband, a younger son, and a lovely dwelling—she’s constructed the good life. However beneath this façade, Ava’s world is crumbling: her marriage is falling aside, her costly legislation diploma hasn’t been used in years, and her toddler’s tantrums are pushing her to the breaking level.Enter Winnie Fang, Ava’s enigmatic faculty roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out underneath mysterious circumstances. Now, 20 years later, Winnie is trying to reconnect along with her previous buddy. However the shy, awkward woman Ava as soon as knew has been changed with a assured girl of the world, dripping in luxurious items, together with a coveted Birkin in traditional orange. The key to her success? Winnie has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that entails importing near-exact replicas of luxurious purses and now she wants somebody with a US passport to assist handle her enterprise—somebody who’d by no means be suspected of wrongdoing, somebody like Ava. However when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes as soon as once more, Ava is left to face the implications.Swift, shocking, and sharply comedian, Counterfeit is a fashionable and feminist caper with a robust viewpoint and an axe to grind. Peering behind the scenes of the upscale designer storefronts and the Chinese language factories the place luxurious items are produced, Kirstin Chen interrogates the parable of the mannequin minority by two unforgettable girls decided to demand extra from life.