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Nghi Vo, The Chosen and the Beautiful

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This time on the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, we talk to Nghi Vo, author of the bold and innovative novel The Chosen and The Beautiful. It’s a retelling of the American classic The Great Gatsby, but from the point of view of Jordan Baker who, in this version, is a queer Vietnamese adoptee. Vo talks about how her love of the original inspired her to recast it in this way.

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Nghi Vo
Author Nghi Vo

Buy the book!

Find the people Vo mentions in the interview:
Agent Diana Fox.
Editor Ruoxi Chen.
Publisher Tordotcom.

For Read For the Record, the book is Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon. Look for it at your local public library.