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Our Share of Night

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Höfundur Mariana Enriquez

A damaged father battles to save his son from the sinister cult he is destined to serve, in this emotionally powerful, thrillingly paced gothic road trip, from the author of the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Dangers of Smoking in Bed.

Gaspar is in danger. Only six-years-old, he is frightened he may have inherited the same strange abilities as his father, Juan; a powerful medium who can open locked doors, commune with the dead, and possess the ancient forces of the Darkness.

Now father and son are in flight, hunted by the Order, a group of wealthy acolytes who seek to harness the Darkness, no matter the cost. Among them, Gaspar's grandmother, whose twisted desires have already driven her to commit unspeakable acts. Nothing will stop the Order, nothing is beyond them. Surrounded by horrors, can Gaspar and Juan break free?

Spanning the brutal years of Argentina's military dictatorship and its turbulent aftermath, Our Share of Night is a haunting, thrilling novel of broken families, cursed land, inheritance, power, and the terrible sacrifices a father will make to help his son escape his destiny.

'A singular, soul-rattling novel...I've never read anything like it' - 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.' - Kelly Link, author of White Cat, Black Dog and Get in Trouble

About the Author

Mariana Enriquez is an award-winning Argentine novelist and journalist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the author of Things We Lost in the Fire and The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize. Our Share of Night was awarded the prestigious Premio Herralde de Novela.

Megan McDowell has translated Alejandro Zambra and Samanta Schweblin, among other writers. Her work has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize.