Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Name - Mexican Gothic

Reviews - 4.5/5

Pages - 352

By - Silvia Moreno-Garcia


About Book Mexican Gothic

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It's Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and {after a|following a|after having a} slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite {drawn to|attracted to|interested in} expose their treacherous secrets....From {the author|the writer|mcdougal} of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) {set in|occur|emerge} glamorous 1950s Mexico.

After {receiving a|getting a|finding a} frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for {someone to|anyone to|you to definitely} save her from {a mysterious|a mystical|a strange} doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, {a distant|a remote} house in the Mexican countryside. She's {not sure|unsure|uncertain} what {she will|she'll} find—her cousin's husband, a handsome Englishman, {is a|is just a|is really a} stranger, and Noemí knows little {about the|concerning the|in regards to the} region.   
Noemí {is also|can also be|can be} an unlikely rescuer: She's a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick {are more|are far more|tend to be more} {suited for|suited to|fitted to} cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she's also tough and smart, {with an|by having an|having an} indomitable will, and she {is not|isn't} afraid: Not of her cousin's new husband, {who is|who's} both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who {seems to be|appears to be|is apparently} {fascinated by|fascinated with|interested in} Noemí; and {not even|not really|not} {of the house|of the home|of your home} itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode {is the|may be the|could be the} family's youngest son. Shy and gentle, he {seems to|appears to|generally seems to} want {to help|to simply help|to greatly help} Noemí, but {might also|may also} be hiding dark {knowledge of|understanding of|familiarity with} his family's past. For {there are many|there are lots of|there are numerous} secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family's once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. 
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon {find it|think it is|believe it is} impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

“It's {as if|as though|like} a supernatural power compels us {to turn|to show} the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post

“Mexican Gothic is {the perfect|an ideal|the right} summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as {one of the|among the|one of many} genre's most exciting talents.”Nerdist

 Editorial 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

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.