Stanley Huang is dying, and his family, which includes his ex-wife Linda, their children Fred and Kate, and much younger second wife. Mary, are all in the dark about his net worth and his plans.
This is a comedy of manners, set in Silicon Valley, with a family of immigrants at its center. Each is seeking their own American dream. Linda worked for years for IBM and has a sizable investment account. Fred is a Harvard MBA investment banker, seeking the next big score. Kate works for X Corp, which develops new consumer products, while her husband stays home and is an entrepreneur.
Mary immigrated from China and works only at keeping Stanley happy. This is a good read, and while it dwells on the problems of rich or nearly rich people, it explores the dynamics of immigrant families, their expectations and struggles. I enjoyed it.