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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Jo Fletcher Books
26 July 2022
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Carlota Moreau: A young woman, growing up in a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatan peninsula, the only daughter of 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 scientific experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas with plentiful coffers.

The hybrids: The fruits of the Doctor's labour, destined to blindly obey their creator while they remain in the shadows, are a motley group of part-human, part-animal monstrosities.

All of them are 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.
Imprint:   Jo Fletcher Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781529418002
ISBN 10:   1529418003
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed noir thriller Velvet Was The Night; the award-winning gothic Mexican Gothic; Gods of Jade and Shadow, selected as one of TIME Magazine's best fantasy novels of all time; the futuristic vampire novel Certain Dark Things, and the magical romance The Beautiful Ones, amongst others. Born in Mexico, she now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Reviews for The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

A chameleon writer with incredible writing skills * KIRKUS * Like [Shirley] Jackson, [Silvia Moreno-Garcia] uses language precisely and imbues her work with layers of meaning * BOOKRIOT * A genre-jumping wizard, one of the most exciting and necessary authors writing today * CHARLIE JANE ANDERS, award-winning author of THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT * Moreno-Garcia is a magician able to switch genres with ease * THE OBSERVER on VELVET WAS THE NIGHT * Cements Silvia Moreno-Garcia's incredible versatility as an amazing writer who moves between genres effortlessly * S.A. COSBY, bestselling author of BLACKTOP WASTELAND on VELVET WAS THE NIGHT * Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing is unforgettable * CHRISTINA HENRY, author of ALICE, on CERTAIN DARK THINGS * With intelligence, energy, and unexpected tenderness, Silvia Moreno-Garcia takes on Wells' classic tale of scientific hubris. Carlota, the mad Doctor Moreau's only child, is a creation more original than anything her father's cruel experiments could ever conjure. 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 * 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. In her usual fashion, Moreno-Garcia has given us an extraordinary heroine to root for in Carlota, a young woman who can't know until she's tested how much power is hers to claim. Both lacerating and deeply empathetic, this story satisfies the reader on every page * PAULA McLAIN, New York Times-bestselling author of The Paris Wife and When the Stars Go Dark * As alluring as it is unsettling, filled with action, romance, and monsters . . . Readers will fall into this tale immediately, enchanted * BOOKLIST (starred review) * Silvia Moreno-Garcia goes from strength to strength. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is myfavourite of her novels so far - a gothic tour-de-force with characters who will keep youglued to the page, and a series of satisfying, surprising riffs on Wells' original story * KELLY LINK, award-winning author of Get in Trouble * 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 * 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, award-winning author of Autonomous and Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age * Paints a vivid picture that is as alluring as it is unsettling, filled with action, romance, and monsters. However, it is Moreno-Garcia's ability to mesh the unease of the scientifically created beasts with the real-life terrors of a life on the margins and the horror of colonialism that elevates this story. Readers will fall into this tale immediately, enchanted * BOOKLIST, Starred review * If you love psychological horror and historical fiction, this is the book for you * SHEKNOWS * She deftly combines fantasy, adventure, and even romance; the result is hard to classify but definitely a lot of fun. This isn't the first book to riff on H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), but it's definitely one of the better ones. A fun literary remix * KIRKUS REVIEWS * Moreno-Garcia's world-building 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 * I was swept along from beginning to end, enchanted by this wonderful novel that breathes new life into a classic concept * PARSEC MAGAZINE * 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 * 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 * Once again the author of Mexican Gothic demonstrates her genius for genre mashups, combining contemporary political awareness with the appeal of a creepy gothic romance * LISA TUTTLE in THE GUARDIAN *

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