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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In-Person GREAT READ w/ College of DuPage — "Gods of Jade and Shadow"

Held in person at SRC Room 2000 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it–and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan God of Death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey, from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City–and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including “Gods of Jade and Shadow” (Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Ignyte Award), “Mexican Gothic” (Locus Award, British Fantasy Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award, Aurora Award, Goodreads Award), and “Velvet Was the Night” (finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Macavity Award). She writes in a variety of genres including fantasy, horror, noir and historical.

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