Women of Good Fortune

by Sophie Wan

On Sale: 03/05/2024

Women of Good Fortune

by Sophie Wan

On Sale: 03/05/2024

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About the Book

Set against a high-society Shanghai wedding, a heartfelt, funny, dazzling novel about a reluctant bride and her two best friends, each with their own motives and fed up with the way society treats women, who forge a plan to steal all the gift money on the big day

“A love letter to Shanghai and complicated female friendships, Women of Good Fortune is a joyous, indulgent, immensely clever debut."
—Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief

Lulu has always been taught that money is the ticket to a good life. So, when Shanghai's most eligible bachelor surprises her with a proposal, the only acceptable answer is yes, even if the voice inside her head is saying no. His family's fortune would solve all her parents' financial woes, but Lulu isn't in love or ready for marriage.

The only people she can confide in are her two best friends: career-minded Rina, who is tired of being passed over for promotion as her biological clock ticks away; and Jane, a sharp-tongued, luxury-chasing housewife desperate to divorce her husband and trade up. Each of them desires something different: freedom, time, beauty. None of them can get it without money.

Lulu's wedding is their golden opportunity. The social event of the season, it means more than enough cash gifts to transform the women's lives. To steal the money on the big day, all they'll need is a trustworthy crew and a brilliant plan. But as the plot grows increasingly complicated and relationships are caught in the cross fire, the women are forced to face that having it all might come at a steep price…

Critical Praise

“A love letter to Shanghai and complicated female friendships, Women of Good Fortune is a joyous, indulgent, immensely clever debut. I loved every second.”
—Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief

“Sophie Wan’s glittering debut, Women of Good Fortune, is a delightful romp inside an elite Shanghai wedding and the complicated women who are determined to stage a heist there.”
—Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meet Me at the Lake

Crazy Rich Asians, but add a heist led by three feisty women fed up with society’s double standards? YES PLEASE. I loved every second of this fun, fast-paced book with hilarious hijinks that begs the question: can women really ever have it all?"
—Colleen Oakley, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise

“With an incredibly entertaining cast, sharp insights into class and gender, and glamorous settings, this is a most delectable read.”
—Kyla Zhao, author of The Fraud Squad

“[S]harp, biting, brilliant.” Booklist (starred review)

“[A] crackling debut…. The novel moves along briskly while dutifully adhering to the tropes of the heist genre, but this stands out for its unexpected depth; Wan expertly delves into her protagonists’ emotional backstories and reveals their complexities…. Wan pulls this off without a hitch.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781525836695
  • ISBN 10: 1525836692
  • Imprint: Graydon House
  • On Sale: 03/05/2024
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:25.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Feminist
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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