Sunshine Nails

Mai Nguyen


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SKU: 9781668010495
Sunshine Nails by Nguyen, Mai
Regular price $26.99
Regular price Sale price $26.99
A Real Simple Must-Read Book of Summer 2023

"Mai Nguyen has proven herself to be a real standout." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author

A tender, humorous, and page-turning debut about a Vietnamese Canadian family in Toronto who will do whatever it takes to protect their no-frills nail salon after a new high end salon opens up--even if it tears the family apart. Perfect for readers of Olga Dies Dreaming and The Fortunes of Jaded Women.

Vietnamese refugees Debbie and Phil Tran have built a comfortable life for themselves in Toronto with their family nail salon. But when an ultra-glam chain salon opens across the street, their world is rocked.

Complicating matters further, their landlord has jacked up the rent and it seems only a matter of time before they lose their business and everything they've built. They enlist the help of their daughter, Jessica, who has just returned home after a messy breakup and a messier firing. Together with their son, Dustin, and niece, Thuy, they devise some good old-fashioned sabotage. Relationships are put to the test as the line between right and wrong gets blurred. Debbie and Phil must choose: do they keep their family intact or fight for their salon?

Sunshine Nails is a light-hearted, urgent fable of gentrification with a cast of memorable and complex characters who showcase the diversity of immigrant experiences and community resilience.

Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 07/04/2023
Pages: 304
Weight: 1lbs
Size: 9.24h x 6.37w x 1.09d
ISBN: 9781668010495

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/01/2023 pg. 8
Publishers Weekly 05/01/2023
Shelf Awareness 07/07/2023
Booklist 07/01/2023 pg. 21