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Our Share of Night

Mariana Enriquez Megan McDowell



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Granta Books
28 November 2023
"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.

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

"" of the best novels of the 21st century"" - Paul Tremblay

""...a magnificent accomplishment and a genuine work of power."" - Alan Moore"
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Imprint:   Granta Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   503g
ISBN:   9781783788224
ISBN 10:   1783788224
Pages:   736
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mariana Enriquez is an award-winning Argentine novelist and journalist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the author of Things We Lost in the Fire and The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize. Our Share of Night was awarded the prestigious Premio Herralde de Novela. Megan McDowell has translated Alejandro Zambra and Samanta Schweblin, among other writers. Her work has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize.

Reviews for Our Share of Night

Our Share of Night conjures a poetry of dread, artfully employing the vocabulary of supernatural horror as the one voice capable of articulating Argentina's unspeakable history. With realism in its magic and magic in its realism, this is a magnificent accomplishment and a genuine work of power. -- Alan Moore 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 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 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 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 I was positively bewitched by Our Share of Night. As Mariana Enriquez's occult saga slashes through time, a dazzling maze of unstoppable parental love, unshakeable destinies and bloodthirsty legacies, both familial and political, emerges. Towering, electric, wild - this novel is a masterpiece and a true original. -- Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

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