The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo audiobook

The Chosen and the Beautiful

By Nghi Vo
Read by Natalie Naudus

Macmillan Audio
8.87 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal "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. 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 Macmillan Audio production from Tordotcom

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Summary

Summary

A Time Magazine Pick of Summer

A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Pick of Summer's Best Books

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Selection of the Month

A Bustle Pick of Summer Books

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

A USA Today Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

An Oprah Magazine Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Books

A Ms. Magazine Pick of 2021's Best Upcoming Books

A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal "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. 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 Macmillan Audio production from Tordotcom

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vo has crafted a retelling that, in many ways, surpasses the original, adding logic and depth to characters’ motivations while till―uncannily―unspooling the familiar story.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An utterly captivating series of speakeasies, back-seat trysts, parties both grand and intimate, and romances both magical and mundane.” BookPage (starred review)
“Vo’s immersive prose never ceases to captivate. The Gatsby-related details and hints of magic will keep readers spellbound from start to finish.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Enter Nghi Vo’s lyrical, fever-dream spin, in which golf-playing heartbreaker Jordan Baker is a queer Vietnamese adoptee with a penchant for magic." O, The Oprah Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Nghi Vo

Author Bio: Nghi Vo

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English