The Chosen and the Beautiful by Vo, Nghi

Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful

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An Instant National Bestseller!An Indie Next Pick!A B&N Reads April Pick! A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine USA Today Buzzfeed Greatist BookPage...

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A B&N Reads April Pick!

A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine USA Today Buzzfeed Greatist BookPage PopSugar Bustle The Nerd Daily Goodreads Literary Hub Ms. Magazine Library Journal Culturess Book Riot Parade Magazine Kirkus The Week Book Bub OverDrive The Portalist Publishers Weekly

A Best of Summer Pick for TIME Magazine CNN Book Riot The Daily Beast Lambda Literary The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Goodreads Bustle Veranda Magazine The Week Bookish St. Louis Post-Dispatch Den of Geek LGBTQ Reads Pittsburgh City Paper Bookstr Tatler HK

A Best Fantasy Novel from the Last 10 Years for Book Riot

A Best of 2021 Pick for NPR

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society--she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She's also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.

But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

Nghi Vo's debut novel, The Chosen and the Beautiful, reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.

"A vibrant and queer reinvention of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz age classic... I was captivated from the first sentence." -- NPR

"Nghi Vo is one of the most original writers we have today." -- Taylor Jenkins Reid on Siren Queen

"A sumptuous, decadent read." -- The New York Times

"Vo has crafted a retelling that, in many ways, surpasses the original." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Nghi Vo is the author of the novels Siren Queen and The Chosen and the Beautiful, as well as the acclaimed novellas When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain and The Empress of Salt and Fortune, a Hugo, Locus, and Ignyte Award finalist and the winner of the Crawford Award. Born in Illinois, she now lives on the shores of Lake Michigan. She believes in the ritual of lipstick, the power of stories, and the right to change your mind.

Genre
Fiction
Pages
288 (PB) / 272 (HC)
Publisher
Tor.com
Publication Date
March 29, 2022
ISBN
9781250820129 (PB) and 9781250784780 (HC)

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