Kevin Kwan on Lies and Weddings

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 27 7:00 PM


Join the iconic internationally bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy for the exclusive Canadian debut of his new novel.

An outrageous comedy of manners set at a decadent tropical wedding, Lies and Weddings follows the hilarious adventures of Rufus Leung Gresham, a young British aristocrat and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel living under a gargantuan mountain of debt.

Heading to his sister’s wedding at an exclusive eco-resort, surrounded by a who’s who of sultans, barons and oligarchs, Rufus faces a classic one-percenter’s dilemma: Should he seduce a woman with money or follow his heart, squander his legacy, and finally confess his love to the literal girl next door, the humble daughter of a doctor?

From this delicious premise, Kwan spins a globetrotting tale that takes us from the black sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads of Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England’s oldest family estates.

He unfurls one of the most hotly anticipated new books of the year—a juicy, hilarious, sophisticated and thrillingly plotted story of love, money, murder, sex and the lies we tell about them all.

In conversation with Shinan Govani, a columnist with the Toronto Star, and long-time observer of all things society and celebrity.

Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10) | Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership 

*Please note: ground floor is stage view, balconies are screen view.

Add a book to your ticket order and be guaranteed to receive a copy of Lies and Weddings.

Limited quantities of the book will also be available for purchase at the event.

Want more? Join Madelyn Chung, founder of the RepresentASIAN Project and Stacy Lee Kong of Friday Things, for a special screening of Crazy Rich Asians and discussion of why Crazy Rich Asians is so impactful on Friday, May 19.

Asian Heritage Month: Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with new documentaries, special screenings and a very exciting visit from author Kevin Kwan.

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