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Virtual launch event for OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS: Fifteen Latin American Monster Stories

September 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $19.99

We’re hosting a virtual launch event for Our Shadows Have Claws: Fifteen Latin American Monster Stories! You can get a free ticket below, or get a ticket with a copy of the book.


About the book:

Our Shadows Have Claws takes readers to worlds both terrifying and magical, where a ghost-witch can make your cheating boyfriend pay, bullies are brought to their knees by vicious wolf-gods, and a jar of fireflies can protect you from the reality-warping magic of a bruja—and maybe you’ll even live long enough to tell the tale. In “¿Donde Está El Duende?,” cousins betray each other as El Duende, a strange, forest-dwelling elf, steals their memories, while in “Beware the Empty Subway Car,” a shapeshifting lougarou waits for unsuspecting couples to enter her car before she strikes. In “Dismembered,” 18-year-old Raquel inherits her abuela’s house in Lajas, Puerto Rico and comes to terms with her grandmother’s death in a way she never could have expected. And in “Blood Kin,” a ghostly Panther fights for justice for indigenous land advocates in Costa Rica. Set across Latin America and its diaspora, this collection offers bold, imaginative stories of oppression, grief, sisterhood, first love, and empowerment.


About the authors:

Yamile Saied Méndez, the acclaimed author of Furia, and Amparo Ortiz, author of Blazewrath Games and Dragonblood Ring, have put together a spine-tingling YA collection for every monster lover, featuring fifteen of Latine mythology’s most fearsome creatures. In OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS: 15 LATIN AMERICAN MONSTER STORIES (publication date: September 6, 2022; $19.99), bloodthirsty vampires are hunted by a quick-witted slayer; children are stolen from their beds by “el viejo de la bolsa” while a military dictatorship steals their parents; and anyone you love, absolutely anyone, might be a shapeshifter waiting to hunt. Featuring a brilliantly curated list of bestselling and award-winning YA authors like Julia Alvarez, Lilliam Rivera, Claribel Ortega, and Maritza and Maika Moulite, as well as evocative black and white illustrations from comics artist Ricardo Lopez, this cross-genre anthology offers something for everyone, from star-crossed, shapeshifting lovers to trickster spirits and beloved family come back from the dead, all lovingly sampled from Latin American mythology.

Virtual launch event for OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS: Fifteen Latin American Monster Stories


September 6, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $19.99
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CHAPEL HILL, NC 27514 United States
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