Things We Lost In The Fire (Mariana Enriquez book)

Published 2022-08-01.

A collection of short stories, mostly set in Buenos Aires. They’re all quite disturbing, and some are downright scary. I can’t think of any other fiction I’ve read that is quite like this. In a sense these are “ghost stories”, but what makes them scary isn’t just their elements of supernatural horror; it’s also their backdrop of poverty, violence, abuse, misogyny, and oppression. I think at some point I will read The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, Enriquez’s previous short story collection. If her novels get translated to English maybe I’ll read those too.

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