Things We Lost in the Fire

Mariana Enriquez
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Things We Lost in the Fire


Dear god, this book is a FORCE.

Set on the backdrop of post-dictatorship Argentina, this collection of short stories explores everything from negligent pollution to femicide to poverty and drug use to the horrors of simply being a teenager. Each story has a creeping dread in the background, an uneasy feeling emanating from somewhere just off screen. And Megan McDowell's translation and end note are excellent.

This is Enriquez's first collection translated into English, and I hope after the critical reception this received we'll see more from her.