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TheDaughter of Doctor Moreau

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed noir th... Read More

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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.

Carlota Moreau: A young woman, growing up in a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán 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.

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 background of 19th century Mexico.A chameleon writer with incredible writing skills

A genre-jumping wizard, one of the most exciting and necessary authors writing today

Moreno-Garcia is a magician able to switch genres with ease

Cements Silvia Moreno-Garcia's incredible versatility as an amazing writer who moves between genres effortlessly

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing is unforgettable

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

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

Silvia Moreno-Garcia goes from strength to strength. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is my favourite 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' original story

Lush, eerie, and compulsively readable. This story got under my skin and stayed thereBeautiful, 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 novelPaints 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 If you love psychological horror and historical fiction, this is the book for youShe 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 remixMoreno-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 thisI was swept along from beginning to end, enchanted by this wonderful novel that breathes new life into a classic conceptThe 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 equanimityIf 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'Once again the author of Mexican Gothic demonstrates her genius for genre mashups, combining contemporary political awareness with the appeal of a creepy gothic romanceAn evocative slow-burn SF drama about colonialism, heredity and scientific hubris, couched in lush proseThis is another excellent story by an author who is always worth reading and highly recommendedWhat Moreno-Garcia really does, though, is explore who the real monsters are in the world

A riff on H. G. Well's 1896 SF horror classic The Island of Doctor Moreau, given a feminist slant, but it is much more than that and is often unexpectedly beautiful

Atmospheric and evocativeRomance, intrigue and body horror swirl together fantastically . . . an eerie book, in which strange creatures lurk and simmering passions igniteHailed as one of the most anticipated books of 2022Seamlessly blends a sense of the old with the new, creating a new story that respects Wells but will always be in Moreno-Garcia's distinct style and voiceThe Daughter of Doctor Moreau sweeps along in the style of Isabel Allende's fantastical City of Beasts

Product Details

Title: TheDaughter of Doctor Moreau
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
SKU: BK0459571
EAN: 9781529418002
Language: English

About Author

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the multi-award-winning author of Mexican Gothic (a New York Times bestseller), Gods of Jade and Shadow (one of Time magazine's top 100 fantasy novels of all time), among others, The Beautiful Ones, Certain Dark Things, the noir thrillers Untamed Shore and Velvet was the Night, and the forthcoming The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. She has won the Locus and British Fantasy awards for her work as a novelist, and the World Fantasy Award as an editor. Born and brought up in Mexico, she now lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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