*This is now a virtual event, hosted by the Elliott Bay Company as a Zoom Webinar!
Our May was almost all set when things suddenly ‘developed’ as we may say of these times where plans and possibilities may alter and adjust on quickened notice. So it is with this planned in-person visit by the brilliant and wonderful novelist Nghi Vo, whose novel The Chosen and the Beautiful and whose novellas When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain and The Empress of Salt and Fortune have dazzled and beguiled. The recipient of Crawford and Hugo Awards, she is here this evening with her newest novel, Siren Queen (Tordotcom).
“In this stellar novel, Vo turns Hollywood into a fairyland—the kind from the old stories, sharp and dangerous—and laces the sparkling silver romance of the movies with a dark, exploitative, hungry greed. . . . Pair that vivid world with the stubborn, passionate Luli and a pace that turns from slow and delightfully sexy to vast and terrifying with the turn of a page and you have the brilliantly searing Siren Queen.”—Booklist.
“Nghi Vo has become one of my favorite writers, and Siren Queen is lush and brilliant, a mesmerizing journey into a pre-code Hollywood that is all sharp edges, with the darkest magic and highest stakes.”—Martha Wells.