About Mariana Enriquez
Mariana Enriquez is an award-winning Argentine novelist and journalist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the author of the short story collections Things We Lost in the Fire and The Dangers Of Smoking In Bed, which was nominated for the International Booker Prize. Her novel Our Share Of Night, which was awarded the prestigious 2019 Premio Herralde de Novela, will be published by Granta Books in October 2022.
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About Our Share Of Night
His father could find what was lost. His father knew when someone was going to die. His father had talked to him about the dead who rode in on the wind.
The dead travel fast. Gaspar is six years old when the Order first come for him. For years, they have exploited his father’s ability to commune with the dead and the demonic, presiding over macabre rituals where the unwanted and the disappeared are tortured and executed, sacrificed to the Darkness.
Now they want a successor. Nothing will stop the Order, nothing is beyond them. Surrounded by horrors, can Gaspar break free? Spanning the brutal decades of Argentina’s military dictatorship and its aftermath, Our Share of Night is a haunting, thrilling novel of broken families, cursed inheritances, and the sacrifices a father will make to help his son escape his destiny.
“A singular, soul-rattling novel… Mariana Enriquez’s terrifying, lush, blood-soaked epic masterfully uses the occult to depict unspeakable brutality, political oppression, and the tragedy of Argentina’s disappeared to devastating effect, while powerfully exploring the lengths a parent will go to protect their child. I’ve never read anything like it and I’ll never forget my time in Enriquez’s mesmerizing world.” Jessamine Chan, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers
“A novel so disquieting, so unsettling I could neither put it down, nor read it late at night. Enriquez’s short stories had already made me a fan for life – her novel is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.” Kelly Link, author of White Cat, Black Dog and Get in Trouble, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
About Dr Paul Merchant
Paul Merchant is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Film and Visual Culture at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Remaking Home: Domestic Spaces in Argentine and Chilean Film, 2005-2015 (2022) and the co-editor of Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human (2020).