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The Chosen and the Beautiful
Vo, Nghi
(4 ratings)
Book, 2021
"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,…Read more
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Nghi Vo is the author of the acclaimed novellas When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain and The Empress of Salt and Fortune , a Hugo Award and Ignyte Award finalist and the winner of the Crawford Award. Born in Illinois, she now lives on the shores of…Read more
Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
New York : Tordotcom, 2021.
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Publishers Weekly
Vo's extraordinary full-length debut (after the novella When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain) draws readers into a fantastical reimagining of the world of The Great Gatsby. In Vo's version, magic is as regular as Jay Gatsby's…Read more

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Sep 04, 2021
Compelling but weird. The queer and magical additions to this familiar story came to seem strangely normal as I immersed myself in it.
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