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  • The Chosen and the Beautiful

  • By: Nghi Vo
  • Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (256 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

2021 Time Magazine Best Books of the Year
2021
Washington Post Best Books of the Year
2021
NPR Best Book of the Year

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

©2021 Nghi Vo (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
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