Nghi Vo, author of THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL , in conversation with Adrienne Celt - a virtual Boswell event
Nghi Vo, author of the acclaimed novellas The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, presents The Chosen and the Beautiful, her first novel. This event is cohosted by the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
For this event Vo will be in conversation with Adrienne Celt, author of three novels including the forthcoming End of the World House. She has also published a collection of comics.
Milwaukee-based Nghi Vo’s debut novel The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents The Great Gatsby, a classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess.
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.
Preorder your copy of The Chosen and the Beautiful at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781250784780 .