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

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A BookRiot Pick of Best SFF Books of 2021

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Time Magazine Pick of Summer

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

A Bustle Pick of Summer Books

A Lambda Literary Selection for Summer

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Pick of the Month

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

Among longlisted titles for Time Magazine Best Books of the Year, 2021

Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2021

Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2021

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

“A sumptuous, decadent read." New York Times
“Natalie Naudus narrates a reimagining of The Great Gatsby that is magical and queer, while still wholly true to the spirit of the original…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“[A] lyrical, fever-dream spin." O, The Oprah Magazine
“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)
“An utterly captivating series of speakeasies, back-seat trysts, parties both grand and intimate, and romances both magical and mundane.” BookPage (starred review)
“Vo has crafted a retelling that, in many ways, surpasses the original, adding logic and depth to characters’ motivations.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gatsby the way it should have been written—dark, dazzling, fantastical.” R. F. Kuang, author of The Burning God

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Author Bio: Nghi Vo

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