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Family Trust ~ Kathy Wang

November 14, 2019

Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (October 29, 2019)

Stanley Huang is a bit of an enigma. He is the self proclaimed patriarch of a small but intense little family with two kids, and as many marriages under his belt. He has long claimed that they will all be well rewarded at the end of his life but as that end approaches, his legacy begins to crumble. He is grappling with a recent cancer diagnosis and that eviction notice has sent his family network into a tailspin.

His son Fred has fallen on disappointing days. Nothing has turned out the way he imagined. He is the proverbial gifted kid for whom life has just not planned out. Harvard Business School didn’t exactly land him the life he had planned and he is not banking on his father’s rumored legacy to save him from himself.

Meanwhile, Fred’s sister Kate has it all. Or at least it looks that way. Working in roaringly successful Silicon Valley, multiple degrees and accolades, a perfect family, she seemingly has everything together. But we all know what that means. Nothing is ever as together as it looks from the outside.

Mary, Stanley’s devoted wife (almost three decades younger than he) is regretting her decision to get involved with a man so many years older than she is. As she navigates the road of caretaking a declining husband, their relationship hits bumps and snags she never saw coming.

Linda Liang, Stanley’s wife is the one person who knows him for who he truly is, though she walked away from his chaos years ago. She has spent many years proving her life back together to give her children the life she knows they deserve. But she is trying desperately to make herself a life that she finds fulfilling, a little difficult when she is getting on in years.

The entire family constellation swirls into chaos and contemplation as Stanley approaches his last days. Family Trust is both deep and hilarious on many levels, working in humor and intense family dynamics into one small volume. It was a great read for someone who navigates family functioning for work and for someone who has her own family to analyze.

Photo by Nina Subin

About Kathy Wang

Kathy Wang grew up in Northern California and holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

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