Things We Lost in the Fire

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

The debut collection from the acclaimed author of The Dangers of Smoking in Bed and Our Share of Night. 'An utterly brilliant measure of deep existential terror... You [will] return home looking pale and haunted' Observer Sleep-deprived fathers conjuring phantoms; sharp-toothed children and stolen skulls; persecuted young women drawn to self-immolation. Organized crime sits side-by-side with the occult in Buenos Aires - a place where reality and the supernatural fuse into strange, new shapes. These acclaimed gothic tales follow the wayward and downtrodden, revealing the scars of Argentina's dictatorship and the ghosts and traumas that have settled in the minds of its people. Provocative, brutal and uncanny, Things We Lost in the Fire is contemporary gothic at its darkest and best. 'The only book that's ever left me afraid to turn out the lights... mercilessly incisive and deeply creepy' Irish Times 'Books of the Year' 'These spookily clear-eyed, elementally intense stories are the business' Helen Oyeyemi

Book information

ISBN: 9781846276361
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 863.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 150g
Height: 195mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 14mm