Live Event: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This event has already passed Location: Horchow Auditorium
In conversation with Claudia Vega
Silvia Moreno-Garcia captivates readers once again with her latest novel, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, a dreamy reimagining of H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau, set amid the complex tensions of the Caste War of 19th-century Mexico.
Living on an isolated, luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula, are Carlota Moreau, the only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman; Montgomery Laughton, an outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments; and the hybrids, the fruits of the doctor’s labor. Their perfectly balanced world is jolted by the abrupt arrival of the charming and careless son of Dr. Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey that explores colonialism and resistance.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Velvet Was the Night and Mexican Gothic, now in development as a Hulu original limited series produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and the critically acclaimed speculative novels Gods of Jade and Shadow, Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things, and The Beautiful Ones

“The 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 equanimity.” —The New York Times  

Public: $20 (This ticket type does not include a copy of the book.) 
Book pickup will be available near Horchow Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. on July 19.