Things We Lost In The Fire

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A woman returns to the rundown suburb of Buenos Aires her family once called home. From the safety of her window, she watches as a teenage prostitute raises her 5-year-old son on the street. They sleep outside, surrounded by pimps and addicts, psychopaths and dealers, worshippers of the occult and corrupt police. One day, the mother and the dirty kid are gone, and the dismembered body of a child is found in the neighbourhood. Is the murder part of a satanic ritual, or a gangland killing? Could it be the dirty kid, and if so, is his mother a victim too; or an accomplice; or his killer?

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‘A portrait of a world in fragments, a mirrorball made of razor blades’ GuardianSleep-deprived fathers conjuring phantoms; sharp-toothed children and stolen skulls; persecuted young women drawn to self-immolation. Organized crime sits side-by-side with the occult in Buenos Aires – a place where reality and the preternatural fuse into strange, new shapes. These stories follow the wayward and downtrodden, revealing the scars of Argentina’s dictatorship and the ghosts and traumas that have settled in the minds of its people. Provocative, brutal and uncanny, Things We Lost in the Fire is a paragon of contemporary Gothic from a writer of singular vision.’Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bola�o, she is interested matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the force of a freight train.’ Dave Eggers

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Weight 0.152 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

863.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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