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About the Book:
“Gatsby the way it should have been written―dark, dazzling, fantastical.”—R. F. Kuang
Nghi Vo’s debut novel The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.
An Indie Next Pick!
A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers Weekly
"The Chosen and the Beautiful finds Jordan fighting for her place in this Gatsby-adjacent world as an outsider, a plight that Vo illuminates in heartbreaking specificity."―TIME Magazine
"What if The Great Gatsby except sexy star golfer Jordan Baker is a queer Vietnamese adoptee? And there's magic? You have our attention."―USA Today
“Enter Nghi Vo's lyrical, fever-dream spin, in which golf-playing heartbreaker Jordan Baker is a queer Vietnamese adoptee with a penchant for magic." ―Oprah Daily
"Soaked in gin and dark magic, The Chosen and the Beautiful is one of 2021’s must-read novels."―Bustle
-Outreach aimed at readers of the Great Gatsby, literary SFF, queer narratives, and the Asian diaspora including digital assets, targeted ads & group promotions with other books featuring historical fiction
-National print and online publicity campaign to genre and literary outlets, featuring review coverage, excerpts, interviews, and special mailings to influencers, book clubs, & more
-Author support for Nghi Vo, with sweepstakes & promotions for fans of her critically acclaimed Singing Hills Cycle novellas, bookseller & librarian buzz presentations, galley mailings, IndieNext campaign, & swag to drive consumer preorders
-Extensive coverage on Tor.com, which averages 1 million unique visitors and 3 million pageviews per month, with more than half a million newsletter subscribers and over 240K social media followers