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 edition.
ISBN: 9780451495112
045149511X
Branch Call Number: SS ENRI
Characteristics: 1 volume
Additional Contributors: Enriquez, Mariana

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"Macabre and disturbing, the collection features stories that will chill you to the bone while also offering an insight into Argentina as experienced by the author. It’s a breath of fresh air in the field of horror fiction…if you can manage to breathe." --Mitu


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posie12
May 10, 2019

A little ray of hope would have been welcomed in between the horror and depression, but a good writer.

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2019

This is a collection of stories which are a mix of the strange, macabre, gothic and straightforward. All are set against a backdrop of the poverty, violence and corruption of Argentina.

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morganbrenner
Oct 02, 2018

Really amazing writing, only criticism is that the stories always end too quickly for me. They really drag you in and you think something crazy is about to happen then it just ends. Very bitter sweet.

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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 Enríquez 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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