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.
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
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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.