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
Twin sisters and their mother come together in Lagos to confront themselves and each other and heal the wounds of the past. This beautiful novel woven with Nigerian folklore and lush descriptions of food examines what it means to be connected to life and other humans.
Alternating between the gothic horror of a girl's school in 1902 and the making of a movie of a book in our current time, this novel unfolds like matryoshka dolls, revealing a narrative within a narrative within a narrative, all of it haunted with the terrifying buzz of yellow jackets and doomed queer romance. Spellbinding!
Can a philosophical exploration of invasion and rebellion and what it means to be an artist also be a page turner? Absolutely yes! This book features a lovable automaton dragon and artist Gyen Jebi, who is trying to find their way in a world that has been occupied by invading forces.
Carmen Maria Machado weaves together a variety of storytelling styles to create a memoir of her time in an abusive relationship with a woman. A difficult, engaging, and surprisingly funny book. Pairs well with dashed dreams, quarantine, and hot tea.