The Chosen and the Beautiful

  • Type: Books
  • By: Nghi Vo
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Seoung K.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781250784780
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The Great Gatsby Re-imagined

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo is the story of The Great Gatsby through the eyes of Jordan Baker—if she were a queer Vietnamese adoptee. The novel also mixes in magic and otherworldly elements to create a truly unique retelling that draws out the subtext from the original. I loved Jordan’s dry humor and blunt speech that masks a deep insecurity with her place in New York society, and Daisy and Gatsby are a terrifying delight as well. Fans of Mexican Gothic and other historical fantasy will enjoy this one.