Our Share of Night (Hardback)
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Our Share of Night (Hardback)

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Hardback 736 Pages
Published: 13/10/2022
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An addictively dark, insidious story of demonic communion and macabre ritual set during Argentina's military dictatorship, Our Share of Night confirms Enriquez's position as one of contemporary fiction's most fearlessly imaginative authors.

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.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783786732
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 1018 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 51 mm


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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

A masterful, unsettling novel from one of Latin America's most exciting authors - Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic

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

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

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

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

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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“Dark Magical Realism in the Heart of Argentina”

I received a review copy of 'Our Share of Night' from Granta Books.
'Our Share of Night' is a dark epic family saga following Gaspar, whose father is trying to hide his ability to see spirits and... More

Hardback edition
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“Dark, compelling and immersive”

I was fortunate enough to read a proof copy of this, and decided to read it during August (2022) which is 'women in translation' month.

The story follows Gasper's younger years living with his... More

Hardback edition
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“Superb”

I read the Spanish version and it's truly superb and really really dark. It even gave me nightmares the day I finished the book. I can't wait for the English translation so that I can give it to all my...

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