Nghi Vo - Siren Queen - in conversation with Rebecca Roanhorse

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Immortality is just a casting call away.

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to join Books & Books (Miami), the Miami Book Fair and indie bookstores across the country as Nghi Vo presents her new novel, Siren Queen. Vo is joined in conversation by author Rebecca Roanhorse (Black Sun). 

It was magic. In every world, it was a kind of magic.

“No maids, no funny talking, no fainting flowers.” Luli Wei is beautiful, talented, and desperate to be a star. Coming of age in pre-Code Hollywood, she knows how dangerous the movie business is and how limited the roles are for a Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill—but she doesn't care. She’d rather play a monster than a maid.

But in Luli's world, the worst monsters in Hollywood are not the ones on screen. The studios want to own everything from her face to her name to the women she loves, and they run on a system of bargains made in blood and ancient magic, powered by the endless sacrifice of unlucky starlets like her. For those who do survive to earn their fame, success comes with a steep price. Luli is willing to do whatever it takes—even if that means becoming the monster herself.

Siren Queen offers up an enthralling exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms, in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real and the magic of the silver screen illuminates every page.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 8:00pm
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Siren Queen Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250788832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - May 10th, 2022

From award-winning author Nghi Vo comes a dazzling new novel where immortality is just a casting call away

An Indie Next Pick!
A LibraryReads Top Ten Pick!

The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250820129
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A B&N Reads April Pick!

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534437685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the “engrossing and vibrant” (Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby) first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god

Fevered Star (Between Earth and Sky #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534437739
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - April 19th, 2022

Return to The Meridian with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse’s sequel to the most critically hailed epic fantasy of 2020 Black Sun—finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda, and Locus awards.

There are no tides more treacherous than those of the heart. —Teek saying

The great city of Tova is shattered.