CERTAIN DARK THINGS: A Novel
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Published by Thomas Dunne Books
Publication date: October 25, 2016
In 2015, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut, SIGNAL TO NOISE, jump started her writing career as one of the best of the year on seven lists including RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, io9, Vice, and Tor.com. The debut was also was finalist for the 2016 Aurora Awards, Sunburst Award, and the 2016 Locus Awards. Already highly anticipated, her sophomore book, CERTAIN DARK THINGS (Thomas Dunne Books; October 25, 2016), adds to this emerging talent’s buzz. Set in the dark underworld of Mexico City, Moreno-Garcia spins a fast paced story based on Latin American myth about a dark vampire drug war.
Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers running from a rival band of vampires, and is smitten. But Atl’s problems in a deeply rooted family drug war have come to seek their revenge. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community.
As the stakes get higher and the vampires more dangerous, this unusual story will keep you flipping pages until the sun rises. Moreno-Garcia gives readers a glance at Mexico City’s history and culture while making vampires terrifying again.
About the Author
SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Signal to Noise and the short story collection This Strange Way of Dying, which was a finalist for the Sunburst Award in Canada. She was a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize, and a recipient of the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Award for Best Emerging Writer.