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Our Share of Night

«Macabre and unsettling, some of the imagery is so horrific that it is hard to keep reading, yet the story so captivating it is impossible to stop... Lest this all sound too horrific, there is profound and enduring love here as well»

New Internationalist

From cult sensation Mariana Enriquez, author of the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

"...one of the best novels of the 21st century" - Paul Tremblay
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From cult sensation Mariana Enriquez, author of the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

"...one of the best novels of the 21st century" - Paul Tremblay
"...a magnificent accomplishment and a genuine work of power" - Alan Moore

His father could find what was lost. His father knew when someone was going to die. His father had talked to him about the dead who rode in on the wind. The dead travel fast.

Gaspar is six years old when the Order first come for him.

For years, they have exploited his father's ability to commune with the dead and the demonic, presiding over macabre rituals where the unwanted and the disappeared are tortured and executed, sacrificed to the Darkness. Now they want a successor.

Nothing will stop the Order, nothing is beyond them. Surrounded by horrors, can Gaspar break free?

Spanning the brutal decades of Argentina's military dictatorship and its aftermath, Our Share of Night is a haunting, thrilling novel of broken families, cursed inheritances, and the sacrifices a father will make to help his son escape his destiny.

Detaljer

Forlag
Granta Books
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
736
ISBN
9781783788224
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
20 x 13 cm

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«Macabre and unsettling, some of the imagery is so horrific that it is hard to keep reading, yet the story so captivating it is impossible to stop... Lest this all sound too horrific, there is profound and enduring love here as well»

New Internationalist

«A gorgeous, dazzling novel... Startlingly brilliant... An enchanting, shattering, once-in-a-lifetime reading experience.»

New York Times

«A masterpiece of supernatural horror... Our Share of Night is a literary achievement, gorgeous and exacting in its execution»

Washington Post

«With realism in its magic and magic in its realism, this is a magnificent accomplishment and a genuine work of power.»

Alan Moore

«A gothic horror epic... Has the makings of a cult read»

The Times

«Very dark, very powerful, very compelling... An extraordinary thing»

John Lanchester

«A novel so disquieting, so unsettling I could neither put it down, nor read it late at night. Enriquez's short stories had already made me a fan for life - her novel is going to haunt me for the rest of my life»

Kelly Link, author of White Cat, Black Dog and Get in Trouble, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

«Dazzling... Towering, electric, wild - this novel is a masterpiece and a true original.»

Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

«Thrilling and engaging, it is a staggering accomplishment. Mariana Enriquez has written the novel that other novels will be compared to»

John Langan

«Binds together the terror of Stephen King with the history and aftermath of Argentina's military dictatorship which saw thousands "disappeared"... This horror is a must-read»

Evening Standard

«Compelling... unlike most Gothic fictions, this book is truly frightening»

Adam Thirlwell, London Review of Books

«Epic and intimate, lyrical and brutal, horrifying and defiantly hopeful, and one of the best novels of the 21st century. I'm going to press this book into the hands of everyone I know»

Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Pallbearers Club

«A hugely ambitious, inventive and compelling work of modern fantasy»

Interzone

«There is a high gothic flavour to this material, as well as lurid, brilliantly over-the-top moments of grotesquery, of high violence... It has teeth, claws and a beating heart difficult to resist for those hardy of stomach»

Stuart Evers, Spectator

«This is a proper gothic door stopper»

Times Literary Supplement

«An old-fashioned flesh-creeper... it is done with absolute relish and evident delight... Entirely unique - a long serious novel which has all the delights of horror fiction»

Literary Review

«A bone-chilling behemoth of a book, and another treasure in Enriquez's trove»

nb. Magazine

«A singular, soul-rattling novel... Mariana Enriquez's terrifying, lush, blood-soaked epic masterfully uses the occult to depict unspeakable brutality, political oppression, and the tragedy of Argentina's disappeared to devastating effect, while powerfully exploring the lengths a parent will go to protect their child. I've never read anything like it and I'll never forget my time in Enriquez's mesmerizing world.»

Jessamine Chan, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers

«This is a literary work of huge significance... [A] fully unfurled psychic map of a country, the claustrophobia and inescapable horror of a haunted house story told over the length and breadth of a nation»

The List

«Enriquez is a masterful world builder. And the one she creates here devastates. This engrossing mixture of supernatural horror and intimate storytelling will leave an indelible but instructive mark on readers»

Sergio de la Pava, author of A Naked Singularity

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