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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Velvet was the night

Velvet was the night

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a riveting noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman that brings them together.1970s, Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing the latest issue of Secret Romance. While student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger. Her next-door neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, seems to live a life of intrigue and romance that Maite envies. When Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing womanandmdashand journeying deeper into Leonoraandrsquos secret life of student radicals and dissidents.Meanwhile, someone else is also looking for Leonora at the behest of his boss, a shadowy figure who commands goon squads dedicated to squashing political activists. Elvis is an eccentric criminal who longs to escape his own life He loathes violence and loves old movies and rock andrsquonandrsquo roll. But as Elvis searches for the missing woman, he comes to observe Maite from a distanceandmdashand grows more and more obsessed with this woman who shares his love of music and the unspoken loneliness of his heart.Now as Maite and Elvis come closer to discovering the truth behind Leonoraandrsquos disappearance, they can no longer escape the danger that threatens to consume their lives, with hitmen, government agents, and Russian spies all aiming to protect Leonoraandrsquos secretsandmdashat gunpoint.


Young Adult





Random House US


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