In a world full of jealousy, greed, lies, trickery, and deceit, could Jong, our hero from Shanghai beat the odds?
Despite his intelligence, Jong was hardly employee-of-the-month and he was fired from his job once again. Luckily for him, Marvey Simons, the American intern he had a se...
crush on introduced him to Mr. Qi, the manager of a major international bank who was desperately looking for a good programmer to take over the development of a series of highly complex fin-tech projects. The man was filthy rich for a corporate employee, and when he offered Jong a mind-blowing remuneration package the job, Jong took the bait without thinking twice. Meanwhile, Jong got himself in a tricky situation. He needed to stage a fake wedding with a woman from another province to avoid government scrutiny in order to enroll her son into the prestigious Shanghainese social benefit system. He would adopt the boy as his own so that the poor boy, born without a father and was considered a 'black child' in China, could finally get an ID and go to school. Mr. Qi took an enormous interest in organizing a wedding feast for his new star employee, all expenses paid for. There seemed to be no reason to refuse the offer. But was Jong's luck turned around for good? Or was he being manipulated into a plot too complex for him to untangle?
Shanghai Fools is the story of one young Chinese man's adventure across the vast country to find love and purpose.
Sprinkled with thought-provoking Chinese ancient philosophy and attention-grabbing popular reference, Shanghai Fools is the latest work of Vann Chow from the Master Shanghai series that would surely make you laugh and cry.