Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781783788224 Category:

Our Share of Night

Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell

Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781783788224 Category:
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A viciously dark supernatural novel set to the backdrop of the ‘el Proseso’ in Argentina in the 1970s and 80s. Juan is a medium, exploited by ‘The Order’ to act as a vessel for the darkness, an ancient god that they worship. Rosario, his wife, is heir to this cult and together they are desperate to keep their son Gaspar from being used once Juan dies. So when Rosario is killed, father and son flee Buenos Aires in an attempt to keep The Order at bay. Full of bizarre rituals, sinister occurrences and spanning the cultural history of a country undergoing significant upheaval, this is truly a novel that will haunt you.


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

“…one of the best novels of the 21st century” – Paul Tremblay
“…a magnificent accomplishment and a genuine work of power” – Alan Moore

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 Review

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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