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This October, the Vox Book Club is getting ready for Halloween with Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic. It’s one of the best gothic house stories I’ve read in a long time, and reader, I am extremely picky about my gothic house stories. This one’s set in an old Mexican mining town, where an English manor house looms eerily over the village, and only a cosmopolitan Mexico City socialite can save the day. It’s a blast.
To celebrate, we’re meeting up with Silvia Moreno-Garcia herself live on Zoom at the end of the month. We’ll talk about the history of the gothic novel, colonialism, creepy evil mushrooms, Mayan gods, and anything else we care to bring into the discussion, and you can meet us there to ask questions, too. It’s all going down on Thursday, October 29, at 5 pm Eastern, and I can’t wait to see you there. RSVP now.
In the meantime, we’ll have our Mexican Gothic discussion post up on the site Friday, October 16, and you can let us know your thoughts in the comments there. While you wait, make sure to sign up for the newsletter so as not to miss anything.