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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Title: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Author:  Silvia Moreno-Garcia

ISBN:  9781529417999

Weight:  990 g

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Released on 19/07/2022

Our price:  £16.99

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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.


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.

Peer & Press Reviews

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 I Give It To You

As alluring as it is unsettling, filled with action, romance, and monsters…  Readers will fall into this tale immediately.

Booklist (starred review)

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, author of When the Stars Go Dark

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Title The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
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Imprint Jo Fletcher Books
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ISBN 13 9781529417999
Format Hardcover with dust jacket

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