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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

(2021)
A collection of stories by

 
 
'Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolaño, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train'
- Dave Eggers

Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses. These brilliant, unsettling tales of revenge, witchcraft, fetishes, disappearances and urban madness spill over with women and girls whose dark inclinations will lead them over the edge.

'After you've lived in Enriquez's marvellous brain for the time it takes to read The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, the known world feels ratcheted a few degrees off centre. Smoky, carnal and dazzling'
- Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

'I loved these twisted, lustful whispers in the dark. There is serious power in this writing'
- Daisy Johnson, author of Sisters and Everything Under

'Enriquez's work: tainted rivers, corrupted streets, spoiled meat, slain children, deeply registers the horror of known commonplace. She writes her stories, based in the atmosphere of truth, with a darkly descriptive poetic turn'
- Patti Smith

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"After you’ve lived in Mariana Enriquez’­s marvelous brain for the time it takes to read The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, the known world feels ratcheted a few degrees off-center. Enriquez’s stories are smoky, carnal, and dazzling." - Lauren Groff

"I loved these twisted tales, these lustful whispers in the dark. There is some serious power in this writing." - Daisy Johnson

"Rotting little ghosts, heartbeat fetishes, curses and witches and meat: Each of these stories is a luscious, bewitching nightmare. Each one builds up a steady, thrilling dread—until the final lines, when the true horror is revealed. I adore this book." - Kirsty Logan


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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
ISBN: 0-593-13407-9 / 978-0-593-13407-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
ISBN: 1-78378-671-X / 978-1-78378-671-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Publications Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

January 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA