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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529417999

Price: £16.99

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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.

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022 – She Reads

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.

Reviews

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
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
Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing is unforgettable
CHRISTINA HENRY, author of ALICE, on CERTAIN DARK THINGS
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
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