Carolyn Huynh

We are delighted to help welcome, with our friends and collaborators at Little Saigon Creative, debut novelist Carolyn Huynh back to a Seattle she has called home in formative years. Raised in Orange County, California, now living in Los Angeles, she did undergraduate studies at Seattle University, and then graduate work at the University of Washington. She is here with her just-released first novel, The Fortunes of Jaded Women (Atria), which charts the conflicted lives of a group of Vietnamese diasporic women with empathy and insight.

“Sharp, smart, and gloriously extra, The Fortunes of Jaded Women pays homage to the counterfeit-Louis-Vuitton queens of the Vietnamese diaspora and West Coast witches everywhere. I laughed out loud at the familiar stubbornness, the high- and low-stakes cutthroatedness of these complex and lovable mothers and daughters." – Nancy Jooyoun Kim.

"Mixing superstition, family drama, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Carolyn Huynh works magic in her debut. The Fortunes of Jaded Women is nothing short of a modern Shakespearean comedy of errors that perfectly depicts the intricate relationship between parents and their children. I can't wait for the world to meet the Duong family!" – Eric Nguyen.


Co-presented by Little Saigon Creative and Elliott Bay Book Company. Due to limited capacity, this event requires registration.



The Fortunes of Jaded Women: A Novel By Carolyn Huynh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982188733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 6th, 2022

Live & In-Person at Little Saigon Creative
1227 S. Weller Street, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144
Monday, September 12, 2022 - 6:00pm
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