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Things We Lost in the Fire

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 

"When I read Mariana Enriquez's stories, I forget where I am. I miss my subway stop. I hold my breath. Her fiction is that pulse-racingly superb, that electric and original. "
Laura van den Berg


"Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. "
Dave Eggers


"These stories unsettle; they disturb; they disquiet. Read them!"
Kelly Link


"These spookily clear-eyed, elementally intense stories are the business."
Helen Oyeyemi


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 five-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?

Thrilling and terrifying, The Things We Lost in the Fire takes the reader into a world of Argentine Gothic: of sharp-toothed children; of women racked by desire; of demons who lurk beneath the river; of stolen skulls and secrets half-buried under Argentina's terrible dictatorship; of men imprisoned in their marriages, whose only path out lies in the flames.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
ISBN: 0-451-49511-X / 978-0-451-49511-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Things We Lost in the Fire
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
ISBN: 1-84627-634-9 / 978-1-84627-634-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
ISBN: 1-68168-463-2 / 978-1-68168-463-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Things We Lost in the Fire
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
Publisher: Portobello Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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