We are in a brace of fabulous debut novels here these days, high among them Jade Chang, who visits tonight with her rollicking The Wangs vs. the World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). “A Chinese-American family tumbles from riches to rags in Chang's jam-packed, high-energy debut….Switching among the points of view of all the Wangs and several supporting players, racing back and forth in time and across the country and the world, dropping into Chinese, stuffing in stand-up routines and savvy details on finance, journalism, the beauty industry, and the art world, this debut novelist holds nothing back. Head-spinning fun”—Kirkus Reviews. "Funny, brash, honest, full of wit and heart and smarts. This is a novel I wish I could write, have been dying to read, and hope everyone else reads, too." —Charles Yu.