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February 9 @ 7:00 pm
OUR SHARE OF NIGHT| A Virtual Evening with Mariana Enriquez & Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Books & Books presents…
A Virtual Evening with
in conversation with
Thursday, February 9th, 2023, 7 PM ET | LIVE via Crowdcast
Mariana Enriquez, the author of The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, brings us a night of supernatural horror and intimate storytelling.
“A singular, soul-rattling novel with urgent moral questions about greed, injustice, and inheritance at its core . . . 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
About the Book:
A young father and son set out on a road trip, devastated by the death of the wife and mother they both loved. United in grief, the pair travel to her ancestral home, where they must confront the terrifying legacy she has bequeathed: a family called the Order that commits unspeakable acts in search of immortality.
For Gaspar, the son, this maniacal cult is his destiny. As the Order tries to pull him into their evil, he and his father take flight, attempting to outrun a powerful clan that will do anything to ensure its own survival. But how far will Gaspar’s father go to protect his child? And can anyone escape their fate? Moving back and forth in time, from London in the swinging 1960s to the brutal years of Argentina’s military dictatorship and its turbulent aftermath, Our Share of Night is a novel like no other: a family story, a ghost story, a story of the occult and the supernatural, a book about the complexities of love and longing with queer subplots and themes. This is the masterwork of one of Latin America’s most original novelists, “a mesmerizing writer,” says Dave Eggers, “who demands to be read.”
About the Author:
Mariana Enriquez is a writer and editor based in Buenos Aires. She has published two story collections in English, Things We Lost in the Fire and The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, which was a finalist for the International Booker Prize, the Kirkus Prize, the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in fiction.
About the Moderator:
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels The Daughter of Dr. Moreau, Velvet Was the Night, Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka. Cthulhu’s Daughters). She has won the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award for her work as a novelist.