ISBN 9780007526048,Five Star Billionaire

Five Star Billionaire


Tash Aw


4th Estate



4th Estate

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780007526048

ISBN-10 0007526040


Number of Pages 500 Pages
Language (English)


Phoebe has come to China buoyed with hope, but her dreams are shattered as the job she was promised seems never to have existed. Gary is a successful pop star, but his fans disappear after a bar-room brawl. Yinghui was once a poetry-loving activist and is not sure how she became a wealthy businesswoman. Justin works hard for his powerful family, but begins to wonder if his efforts are appreciated. And then there is the Five Star Billionaire himself, pulling the strings of destiny, his lessons for success unsettling the dynamics of these disparate lives. 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 myriad individual lives. About the Author Tash Aw is the author of two previous novels, The Harmony Silk Factory, winner of the Costa First Novel Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel, and Map of the Invisible World. He was born in Malaysia and now lives in London.