Things We Lost in the Fire

Things We Lost in the Fire


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"A haunting collection of short stories all set in Argentina" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London ;, New York :, Hogarth,, [2017]
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780451495112
Call Number: F ENRIQUEZ
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 22 cm


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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 Enríquez is spookier!)

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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