Things We Lost in the Fire

Things We Lost in the Fire

Stories

Book - 2017
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"A haunting collection of short stories all set in Argentina"--
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, [2017]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780451495112
045149511X
Branch Call Number: ENRIQUEZ M
Enriquez, M
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan - Translator

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mclarjh
Jul 17, 2017

Good writing, but the youngish point of view didn't appeal to me, nor the horror theme.

LPL_KateG May 27, 2017

If you are a fan of vibrant short stories that contain elements of horror and magic, get ahold of this. I loved the descriptions of place and the eerie ways that each story skirts around the macabre. Similar reads: Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due, Filter House by Nisi Shawl, What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi (but EnrĂ­quez is spookier!)

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lostintheshelves
Apr 08, 2017

These twelve short stories from a prominent Argentine author are steeped in gothic horror, often haunted by ghosts of the Dirty War and past dictatorships. They are unsettling and macabre, set in a Buenas Aires where the dangers of haunted houses and malicious specters rub shoulders with extreme poverty, drugs, pollution, and brutal violence against women and children. Most endings are deliberately unresolved. I thought "The Inn," in which a closeted teen lesbian and her crush attempt a revenge prank, only to stumble into the supernatural, was the strongest piece in the book.

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