The Chosen and the Beautiful

Nghi Vo
fantasy > historical fantasy
The Chosen and the Beautiful - Nghi Vo

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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.

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Release date: June 1, 2021
Genres: fantasyhistorical fantasy
Expectation rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: June 01, 2021