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Fever Dream

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child.

The two seem anxious and, at David's ever more insistent prompting, Amanda recounts a series of events from the apparently recent past. As David pushes her to recall whatever trauma has landed her in her terminal state, he unwittingly opens a chest of horrors, and suddenly the terrifying nature of their reality is brought into shocking focus.

One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange and deeply unsettling psychological menace in this cautionary tale of maternal love, broken souls and the power and desperation of family.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"She has a unique, inventive voice, and her stories have this ability to veer off into strange and unexpected territories with sublime grace. I admire and envy this gift." - Daniel Alarcón

"Samanta Schweblin will injure you, however safe you may feel." - Jesse Ball

"The unique style, the quick paced rhythm and the amazingly wise and compact storytelling create a special novel that will stay in your mind long after you put this book down." - Etgar Keret

"Samanta Schweblin is one of the most promising voices in modern literature." - Mario Vargas Llosa

"Samanta Schweblin is a magician, and reading her work is an intense, almost physical experience." - Helen Phillips

"A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate." - Juan Gabriel Vásquez


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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fever Dream
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ISBN: 1-68324-404-4 / 978-1-68324-404-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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March 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fever Dream: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
ISBN: 1-78607-090-1 / 978-1-78607-090-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fever Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
ISBN: 0-399-18459-7 / 978-0-399-18459-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fever Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
ISBN: 0-399-18460-0 / 978-0-399-18460-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fever Dream: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
ISBN: 1-78607-238-6 / 978-1-78607-238-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fever Dream
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
ISBN: 1-78607-231-9 / 978-1-78607-231-3 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fever Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fever Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fever Dream: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fever Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Samanta Schweblin
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA