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Things We Lost in the Fire

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
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 Cortazar, 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

"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


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: 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
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Title: Things We Lost in the Fire
Author(s): Mariana Enriquez
Publisher: Portobello Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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