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This is such a good story! The writer is a contemporary Argentine writer who knows how to create an uncanny atmosphere with a few chosen words. Though its style is that of the fantastic, its concern is very real-world— a short novel that packs a big punch!
by Samanta Schweblin
A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.
Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel. --Goodreads.com
“To call Schweblin’s novella eerie and hallucinatory is only to gesture at its compact power; the fantastical here simply dilates a reality we begin to accept as terrifying and true…. Schweblin’s book is suffused with haunting images and big questions.” —New York Times Book Review
"Genius." --The New Yorker
“Subtle, dreamy and indelibly creepy.” —The Economist (Best Books of 2017)
Mary Lee, Spanish
This is Mary's first summer read recommendation!