COUNTERFEIT: A Novel

仿冒品

類別 : 女性小說
ISBN:978-0063119543
頁數 : 288
出版 : William Morrow, 2022 年 6 月 7 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體博達代理Changchih / 简体博達代理Changchih

內容介紹

「狡猾且令人無法抗拒,克絲汀·陳的《仿冒品》 闡明了仿冒名牌包的世界…一切都不是表面上所呈現的,克絲汀·陳的巧妙情節會讓你屏息到最後一頁。」—— 克萊兒·梅蘇德,《紐約時報》 暢銷書《燃燒的女孩》作者 


 
「克絲汀·陳編織了一個令人上癮的故事,緊緊抓住讀者,關於從舊金山遠至廣州的仿冒精品包的高低世界,這是一本閃閃發光、興奮刺激的小說。」——傑尼斯·Y·K·李,《紐約時報》 暢銷書《僑民》作者 


 
「《仿冒品》是一部引人入勝且充滿活力的小說,講述了一個我們很多人都遇過但很少能超越表面理解的世界。克絲汀·陳靈巧地引導讀者了解艾娃和溫妮這對朋友,同時探索友誼、階級、文化和生存的錯綜複雜。」——巴利·考爾·賈斯瓦爾,《旁遮普寡婦的情欲故事》作者

 

這本迅速、出乎意料且猛烈尖銳的小說絕對是一場爆炸性的閱讀!

 

金錢買不到幸福……但它可以買到像樣的假貨。

 

艾娃(Ava)一直過著安全的日子。她是一個拘謹保守、循規蹈矩的美籍華裔律師,擁有一位成功的外科醫生丈夫、一個年幼的兒子和一個美麗的家——她建立了完美的生活。但在這種偽裝之下,艾娃的世界正要分崩離析:她的婚姻就要破裂,她昂貴的法律學位已多年沒有派上用場,而她幼兒的暴躁脾氣正將她推向崩潰的邊緣。

 

溫尼(Winnie),來自中國,是艾娃的大學神秘室友,當年因著神秘的特殊情況而突然退學。現在,二十年後,溫尼想與她的老朋友重新聯絡感情。但是,艾娃曾經認識的那個害羞、笨拙的女孩,眼前已被一個自信的世界女性所取代。她全身掛滿奢侈精品,包括令人垂涎的經典橘柏金包。她成功的秘訣是什麼?原來溫尼開發了一個巧妙的仿冒品計劃,要進口精品手提包的複製品,現在她需要一個持有美國護照的人來幫助管理她的業務——一個永遠不會被懷疑做壞事的人,就像艾娃這樣的人。但是,當他們驚動一時的成功受到威脅時,而 溫尼再次消失,艾娃被留下來面對後果。

 

在高檔設計師店面和生產精品的中國工廠的幕後,克絲汀·陳透過兩個決心從生活中要求得到更多的女性,審視了美國亞裔的模範少數族群迷思。 

 

這是關於兩名亞裔美國女性聯手將一個仿冒手提包的構想,發展成為一家全球企業的故事。這是一場時尚和女性主義的跳躍,帶著強烈的觀點和研磨的斧頭。它巧妙地引導了種族、民族認同、消費主義、財富和勞動力等複雜問題,讓我們可以在多個層面上享受和討論。兩個令人難忘的女性主角突破底限,做出一些壞事也是本書特色,當她們試圖反過來操弄那套使她們處於不利地位的系統時,你很難不支持她們。作者也對此進行透徹的研究,她前往廣東參觀大型購物中心和工廠,了解仿冒手提包是如何製造的,而全球所有知名精品的「超級假貨」都在當地開放銷售。

作者介紹

三部小說皆備受好評。她的最新作品《仿冒品》,已由索尼影業收購電影電視攝製權。她的第二部小說《埋葬我們不能帶走的東西》,被線上小說雜誌《電子文學》、《數以百萬計》、《哈潑時尚》、《時尚泉》評為當季最佳,並入圍新加坡文學獎。她的首部小說《醬油的初學者》是亞馬遜暢銷書和《 歐普拉雜誌》編輯選書。她曾獲史丹貝克計畫、西沃恩學院、霍奇布魯克藝術家駐場計畫、傑拉西藝術家駐場計畫、納帕谷作家會議、南韓土地文化基金會和新加坡國家藝術委員會的獎學金和獎項。她在新加坡出生和長大,目前住在舊金山。她在舊金山大學MFA 課程教授創意寫作。

書評

"Sly and thoroughly compelling, Kirstin Chen's Counterfeit illuminates the world of fake designer handbags, as ruthless adventuress Winnie and her upstanding former college roommate Ava build an illicit business out of bravado and lies. Nothing is as it seems, and Chen's ingenious plot will keep you breathless to the last page." -- Claire Messud, New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Girl

 

"Kirstin Chen keeps readers on the edge of their seats as she weaves an addictive tale about the high/low world of counterfeit luxury handbags, spanning San Francisco to Guangzhou. A glittering, provocative read." -- Janice Y. K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Expatriates

 

"Counterfeit is a riveting and energetic novel about a world that so many of us encounter but rarely understand beyond the surface. Chen deftly guides readers through the exploits of old friends Ava and Winnie while also exploring the intricacies of friendship, class, culture, and survival." -- Balli Kaur Jaswal, acclaimed author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

 

"Counterfeit is as stylish and smart as its mastermind heroines. Kirstin Chen writes, with humor and verve, prose that's as addictive as a luxury handbag habit, and psychologically rich characters, too. Come for the con, stay for the insights into identity and self discovery, and the ever-elusive American dream." -- Rachel Khong, award-winning author of Goodbye, Vitamin

 

"Bury What We Cannot Take explores what it takes to survive in a world gone mad—and what is lost when we do. Kirstin Chen has written both an engrossing historical drama and a nuanced exploration of how far the bonds of familial love can stretch." -- Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere, on Bury What We Cannot Take

 

"Kirstin Chen’s debut is a delicious page-turning treat. Chen captures the zeitgeist of Singapore’s new generation in an engrossing, intimately layered tale of love, family, and the discovery of one’s true calling. It will also turn every reader into an artisanal soy sauce aficionado willing to settle for nothing but the best."  -- Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, on Soy Sauce for Beginners

 

"Longstanding friendship, fake luxury, and elaborate theft . . . and from a writer whose previous novels have been utterly captivating—yes, please.” -- Electric Literature, 62 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2022

 

"The perfect blend of family drama, complicated romance, and behind-the-scenes artisanal brewing of the world's most unsung condiment."  -- Glamour on Soy Sauce for Beginners

 

"Chen captures the complex and terrifying political environment of the time through San San’s horrifying experience trying to reach her family, as well as through the depiction of the consequences of family loyalty over party loyalty. This is a fascinating family portrait."  -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Bury What We Cannot Take

 

"Kirstin Chen evokes with wonderful brio the conflicts of a family business, and of a family. Reading these vivid pages made me want to catch the next plane to Singapore. Or failing that read another absorbing chapter. A sparkling debut."  -- Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, on Soy Sauce for Beginners

得獎紀錄

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海外授權

Russian rights to AST
UK rights to Borough Press
Polish rights to HC-Polska
Korean rights to Book 21

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