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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
By (author): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Imprint:

Del Rey

ISBN:

9780593355336

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

General / adult
Jul 19, 2022
$37.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9.51in x 6.33 x 1.04 in | 1.18 lb

Page Count:

320 pages
Del Rey
FICTION / Historical / General
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a dreamy reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.

Carlota Moreau: A young woman growing up on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula. The only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman.



Montgomery Laughton: A melancholic overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. An outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers.



The hybrids: the fruits of the Doctor’s labor, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows. A motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities. 



All of them living in a perfectly balanced and static world, which is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Doctor Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.



For Moreau keeps secrets, Carlota has questions, and in the sweltering heat of the jungle, passions may ignite.



The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey.

Story Locale: Mexico, 1800s

TV NEWS FOR MEXICAN GOTHIC: Hulu developing limited series, from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo’s Milojo Productions and ABC Signature, announced by Deadline 8/11/20 (bit.ly/2PFqPd4)

MEXICAN GOTHIC IS A HIT: Spending nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and selling over 450,000 copies across formats, the book is the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Horror and has been named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, and more.

VELVET WAS THE NIGHT IS A NEW YORK TIIMES EDITORS CHOICE, WITH FOUR STARRED REVIEWS: “…a noir with a heart of gold…”NPR; “…a rich novel with an engrossing plot, distinctive characters, and a pleasing touch of romance. Readers won’t be able to put it down.”—Publishers Weekly, (starred review); “An adrenalized, darkly romantic journey.”—The Washington Post

TRADE PAPERBACK RELEASE OF VELVET WAS THE NIGHT, 05/22

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels Velvet Was the Night, Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award–winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). She has been nominated for the Locus Award for her work as an editor and has won the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award for her work as a novelist.

Author Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia

Author Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

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Author Website: silviamoreno-garcia.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @silviamg; Instagram: @silviamg.author

“The imagination of Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a thing of wonder, restless and romantic, fearless in the face of genre, embracing the polarities of storytelling— the sleek and the bizarre, wild passions and deep hatreds—with cool equanimity.”The New York Times

“If there are two things I love in this world, it’s contemporary reimaginings of Victorian era horror and sci-fi, and joyful genre mashups in literature. Thank the Lord, then, for Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the author of the 1970s Mexico City noir Velvet Was the Night and the postcolonial gothic romance Mexican Gothic, who brings her chameleonic powers to bear on H. G. Wells’s 1896 ‘exercise in youthful blasphemy.’”Lit Hub

“The brilliant and unstoppable Silvia Moreno-Garcia continues to weave her magic in The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, a smart, sinister fable about social inequality and exploitation, isolation and abuse of power. Both lacerating and deeply empathetic, this story satisfies the reader on every page.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and When the Stars Go Dark

“Silvia Moreno-Garcia goes from strength to strength. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is my favorite of her novels so far—a gothic tour de force with characters who will keep you glued to the page, and a series of satisfying, surprising riffs on Wells’s original story.”—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

“Beautiful, feral, and as sharp as a jaguar’s claws…I felt the anger and hope in this story down to my very bones. Truly, Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a virtuoso of the anti-imperialist gothic novel.”—Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous and Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

“With intelligence, energy, and unexpected tenderness, Silvia Moreno-Garcia takes on Wells’s classic tale of scientific hubris. At once playful and deadly serious, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is an irresistible and thoroughly satisfying novel.”—Valerie Martin, author of Property and I Give It to You
 
“Lush, eerie, and compulsively readable, this story got under my skin and stayed there.”—Alexis Henderson author of The Year of the Witching and House of Hunger

“Moreno-Garcia’s previous work has spanned genres—horror in Mexican Gothic (2020), noir in Velvet Was the Night (2021)—and in this volume, she deftly combines fantasy, adventure, and even romance. A fun literary remix.”Kirkus Reviews

“This wholly new novel paints a vivid picture that is as alluring as it is unsettling, filled with action, romance, and monsters. Readers will fall into this tale immediately, enchanted.”Booklist (starred review)

“Moreno-Garcia’s worldbuilding chops are on display as she creates a distinct, vibrant backdrop to her audacious retelling…. Fans of cerebral, atmospheric historical horror won’t want to miss this.”Publishers Weekly

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