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Abigail Hing Wen with Sabaa Tahir

January 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST


Join us to celebrate the launch of Abigail Hing Wen’s highly anticipated, romantic, and layered debut, Loveboat, Taipei, praised as “an intense rush of rebellion and romance” by Stephanie Garber (NYT bestselling author of the Caraval series).  This dazzling, fun-filled romantic comedy of our dreams is “Fresh as a first kiss” (Stacey Lee, author of The Downstairs Girl), “a story about finding your place—and your people—where you least expected.” (Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us in the Light) Think Crazy Rich Asians meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

“Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.”

And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye, snake-blood sake flows abundantly, and the nightlife runs nonstop.

Like Ever, the students of Loveboat are all hiding their own secrets and insecurities—and when their lives collide, it’s guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget.

“Abigail Wen’s LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI is smart and raucous at the same time, full of both thoughtful, cultural learning moments and drama drama drama! I lived vicariously through the characters’ crazy adventures and hope there will be more stories from them in the future.” —Evelyn Skye, NYT bestselling author of The Crown’s Game

Abigail Hing Wen holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia Law School, an MFA from the Vermont School of Fine Arts. Loveboat, Taipei is her first novel.

 Abigail will be in conversation with Sabaa Tahir, NYT bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes, A Torch Against the Night, and A Reaper at the Gates.

Come celebrate with us. We could not be more excited.


January 6, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Kepler’s Literary Foundation
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Kepler’s Books
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Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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