Mexican Gothic

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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Del Rey Books
Publish Date
June 30, 2020
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525620785

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About the Author

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed speculative novels Gods of Jade and Shadow, Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things, and The Beautiful Ones; and the crime novel Untamed Shore. She has edited several anthologies, includ­ing the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu's Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Reviews

"An inspired mash-up of Jane Eyre, Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, Dracula, Rebecca and that 1958 classic sci-fi movie, The Blob . . . Inventive and smart, [Mexican Gothic is] injecting the Gothic formula with some fresh blood."--NPR's Fresh Air

"Stylish and edgy. . . While the book draws inspiration from Gothic classics like Rebecca and Jane Eyre--there is a spunky female protagonist and an ancient house filled with disturbing secrets--its archly intelligent tone and insightful writing make Mexican Gothic an original escape to an eerie world."--New York Times

"[An] irresistibly dark feminist reimagining of the Gothic fantasy novel . . . It's all wonderfully creepy, blending chilling scenes of horror with classic Gothic tropes for a seductive and subversive tale. A book to devour in a few--very thrilling--sittings."--Vanity Fair

"The author's postcolonial spin on the gothic tradition evokes the usual suspects: Daphne du Maurier, Emily Brontë, Mary Shelley, even Anne Radcliffe. Like those authors, Moreno-Garcia works in a tradition in which chills and thrills tap into elemental cultural fears--runaway science, carnal passion. But to these she adds a more politically inflected horror, both ancient and timely."--Los Angeles Times

"A new classic of the genre . . . alluring and foreboding, ambiguous and beautiful. And like its heroine Noemí, its ambitious, determined, and well worth getting to know."--Chicago Review of Books

"This twisty horror fantasy is engrossing and wonderfully repulsive. . . . This is a must-read for fans of gothic writers like the Brontës, Daphne du Maurier, and Shirley Jackson, and also for those who enjoy the feminist, surreal fiction of Carmen Maria Machado."--Buzzfeed

"Deliciously creepy . . . Read it with your lights on--and know that strange dreams might begin to haunt you, as they haunted Noemí."--Vox

"Masterful . . . a gloriously moody adventure, spooky, smart, and wry. Chic, no-nonsense Noemí Taboada is one hell of a tour guide through this world of mystery, scandal and spirits."--Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

"Mexican Gothic terrified and fascinated me. Silvia Moreno-Garcia proves once again that she's a genre-jumping wizard, one of the most exciting and necessary authors writing today."--Charlie Jane Anders, nationally bestselling author of The City in the Middle of the Night

"Darkly brilliant and captivating . . . Readers who love old houses and family secrets will devour this book (as I did!). The setting itself--High Place, with its reputation for swallowing the dreams of young women--is a character in this marvelously fantastical novel, stretching from glamorous 1950s Mexican high society to the crumbling pride of an abandoned silver mine. Silvia Moreno-Garcia enthralls with this twisty tale of love and betrayal."--Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger and The Ghost Bride