The Chosen and the Beautiful

This book is a queer magical retelling of The Great Gatsby, and is one of the most compelling books I’ve ever read. Vo infuses the story with magic in such a way that I find myself going “oh, the 1920’s were just Like This.” She has captured the essence and atmosphere of the original novel while crafting the characters into more compelling versions of themselves. The prose is in turns witty and breathtaking, the dramatic irony of retelling such a classic story is woven in beautifully, and the ending made me gasp out loud. Let Jordan Baker and Nghi Vo tell you The Great Gatsby like you’ve never heard it before, and be drawn into the glittering underworld of the Roaring ‘20s. -Katherine

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By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250784780
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021


Tuesday, June 1, 2021