When I first picked up this book little did I know it was actually a sequel. That being said, it was also completely readable as a stand alone book (however I will be reading the prequel as soon as possible).
Kwan’s book has a fresh and conversational tone with the reader, often breaking the fourth wall with footnotes. This style was reminiscent of the late DFW, although much shorter and playful. Kwan successfully interwove multiple plots in a way that enriched the tale, rather than confused. It showed people with complex and difficult lives who popped up in each other’s lives and still maintained their backstory.
Would recommend this book to someone with an interest in:
-Family Drama plots
-Asia or Asian culture
Level of difficulty: Beach read