Things we lost in the fire : stories / Mariana Enriquez ; translated by Megan McDowell
Book | Hogarth | 2017 | First United States edition.
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Published
London ; New York : Hogarth, [2017]
Description
202 pages ; 22 cm
Note
Previously published in Spanish as Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego. First edition. Narrativas hispánicas ; 559. Barcelona : Editorial Anagrama, 2016.
Summary
"A haunting collection of short stories all set in Argentina"-- Provided by publisher.
"In these wildly imaginative, devilishly daring tales of the macabre, internationally bestselling author Mariana Enriquez brings contemporary Argentina to vibrant life as a place where shocking inequality, violence, and corruption are the law of the land, while military dictatorship and legions of desaparecidos loom large in the collective memory. In these stories, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Julio Cortázar, three young friends distract themselves with drugs and pain in the midst a government-enforced blackout; a girl with nothing to lose steps into an abandoned house and never comes back out; to protest a viral form of domestic violence, a group of women set themselves on fire. But alongside the black magic and disturbing disappearances, these stories are fueled by compassion for the frightened and the lost, ultimately bringing these characters--mothers and daughters, husbands and wives--into a surprisingly familiar reality. Written in hypnotic prose that gives grace to the grotesque, Things We Lost in the Fire is a powerful exploration of what happens when our darkest desires are left to roam unchecked, and signals the arrival of an astonishing and necessary voice in contemporary fiction"--Provided by publisher.
Note
Translated from the Spanish.
Related To
Online version: Enriquez, Mariana. Things we lost in the fire. First edition. London ; New York : Hogarth, 2017 9780451495136 (DLC) 2016045912.
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Genre/Form
Short stories.
Short stories.
Additional Author
McDowell, Megan, translator.
Contents
The dirty kid -- The inn -- The intoxicated years -- Adela's house -- An invocation of the big-eared runt -- Spider web -- End of term -- No flesh over our bones -- The neighbor's courtyard -- Under the black water -- Green red orange -- Things we lost in the fire -- Translator's note.
ISBN
9780451495112 (hardcover)
045149511X (hardcover)
9780451495136 (e-book)
0451495136
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