The Dangers of Smoking in Bed (Paperback)Mariana Enriquez (author), Megan Mcdowell (translator)
An arresting work of magic realism, Enriquez’s jet-black stories of witchcraft, obsession and madness in Buenos Aires combine to form a fever dream where women and girls constitute an unpredictable force of nature.
Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021
Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses.
These brilliant, unsettling tales of revenge, witchcraft, fetishes, disappearances and urban madness spill over with women and girls whose dark inclinations will lead them over the edge.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 151 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
'A weird and wonderful exploration of contemporary horror - cities falling apart, society turning on itself, the loneliness of the internet age -stories from that compelling space between grimy, crushing reality and nightmare. But more than that: these stories are fun. Wild, triggering, sinister, button-pushing fun' - Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies
'After you've lived in Enriquez's marvellous brain for the time it takes to read The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, the known world feels ratcheted a few degrees off-centre. Mariana Enriquez's stories are smoky, carnal and dazzling' - Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies
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“Delightfully punky, subversive, transgressive short stories”
People eat people, they cut open chests and seek hearts, they are haunted by ghosts, some are kidnapped and return, other summon dogs to devour those they dislike, arms are sliced open, wrists cut, perverse desires... More
“Very Intense and wonderful.”
INTERNATIONAL MAN BOOKER SHORT LIST 2021.
Book of intense short stories,all have eerie happenings running through them together with sex in some of the stories.Translated from Spanish,the writer is Argentinian and the... More
“This is the marriage of the macabre, the lyrical, the violent. This is a cry and a howl. A dance of demons staring into our souls. And it is magnificent.”
‘’Or she’d hear a rooster crow in the middle of the night and remember - but who had told her? that at that hour of the night a rooster’s crow was a sign that someone was going to die.’’
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