Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia audiobook

Mexican Gothic: A Novel

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Read by Frankie Corzo

Random House Audio
10.66 Hours 1
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian   IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • Vanity Fair • NPR • The Washington PostTordotcomMarie ClaireVoxMashable • Library Journal • Book RiotLibraryReads   An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.      Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.   Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many 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 impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”Nerdist “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”Entertainment Weekly

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

A New Yorker Best Books of the Year selection

A Washington Post Best Books of the Year Pick

Vanity Fair Magazine Pick of the Year's Best Books

Marie Claire Magazine Pick of 2020's Best Books

NPR Best Book of the Year

A BookPage Best Book of 2020 in Mystery & Suspense

BookRiot Pick of 2020

Library Journal Best Book of 2020

A June 2020 LibraryReads Pick

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian   IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • Vanity Fair • NPR • The Washington PostTordotcomMarie ClaireVoxMashable • Library Journal • Book RiotLibraryReads   An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.      Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.   Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many 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 impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”Nerdist “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”Entertainment Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.” Entertainment Weekly
“It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.” The Guardian (London)
“It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.” Washington Post
“Offers a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror.”  Kirkus Reviews
“Moreno-Garcia works in a tradition in which chills and thrills tap into elemental cultural fears…But to these she adds a more politically inflected horror, both ancient and timely: A racist will to power.” Los Angeles Times
“A shiver-inducing tale combining touches of Northanger Abbey with bits of the Gormenghast trilogy…to create a fascinating atmosphere of dark dreams and intrigue.” Booklist
“Frankie Corzo’s velvety voice puts listeners under her spell as she narrates this horror audiobook…A suspenseful and atmospheric narration makes this an audiobook listeners won’t soon forget.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Author Bio: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is Mexican by birth, and Canadian by inclination. She lives in beautiful British Columbia, where she is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Signal to Noise―long-listed for a Sunburst Award and finalist of the British Fantasy, Locus, and Aurora awards―and the short story collection This Strange Way of Dying, which was a finalist for the Sunburst Award in Canada. She was a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize, and a recipient of the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Award for Best Emerging Writer. She has edited the anthologies Dead North, Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse, and She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award nominee), among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English