Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s books transport us. In her New York Times bestseller Mexican Gothic, she took us to an isolated mansion in the Mexican countryside of the 1950s . . . where nothing was as it seems.
In her latest novel, Velvet Was the Night—our September Spotlight Pick—we’re headed to 1970s Mexico City, where the atmosphere simmers with political unrest and noir sensibilities, and danger lurks in the shadows.
Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing: the latest issue of Secret Romance. While protests consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger. But when her beautiful, intriguing next-door neighbor Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman—and journeying deeper into her secret life of student radicals and dissidents. Meanwhile, someone else is looking for Leonora at the same time, an eccentric criminal named Elvis who longs to escape his own life.
As Maite and Elvis come closer to discovering the truth behind Leonora’s disappearance, danger threatens to consume their lives. Velvet Was the Night will have you thinking about secret lives, complicated alliances, and the things we do to survive.
Join us to discuss these themes and more at our Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, September 30 at 8:00PM ET—with a special appearance from author Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Save your spot today!
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