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The Chosen and the Beautiful

Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful

Nghi Vo’s debut novel The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents a 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.

"Gatsby the way it should have been written—dark, dazzling, fantastical."—R. F. Kuang

"Luxurious, thrilling, and sexy."—Adrienne Celt

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.

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On Sale: 06/01/2021
ISBN: 9781250825230
ISBN10: 1250825237

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ISBN: 9781250784780
ISBN10: 1250784786
5.38 x 8.25 inches , 272 Pages

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ISBN: 9781250784797
ISBN10: 1250784794
272 Pages

About the Author

Nghi Vo is the author of the acclaimed novellas The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain. Born in Illinois, she now lives on the shores of Lake... Read more