“Shifting through 1960’s London and the brutal regime of Argentina’s military dictatorship, Our Share of Night spins an epic tale full of supernatural intrigue, ghosts, the occult, and even romance.”
A young father and son, sharing their grief from the untimely death of the wife and mother they loved, set out on a road trip to her ancestral home. There they must come face to face with the mother’s legacy: a family called the Order.
More cult than family, the Order commit strange rituals in search of immortality. The Order has set their hooks in the son, Gaspar, and once they attempt to reign him in, father and son get on the move, desperate to outrun the powerful clan at all costs.
But how far will the father go to protect his son, and can Gaspar escape his horrifying fate?
Why we’re excited about this book:
Early word on the street is Mariana Enriquez English novel debut is primed to be one of the best books of 2023 in any genre. The author of the collections Things We Lost in the Fire and The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, Enriquez is a journalist and deputy editor of the arts and culture section of the newspaper Página/12. Shifting through 1960’s London and the brutal regime of Argentina’s military dictatorship, Our Share of Night spins an epic tale full of supernatural intrigue, ghosts, the occult, and even romance. Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) calls “Our Share of Night … 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.” and Kelly Link (Get In Trouble) says: “Reader, beware! Our Share of Night is a novel so disquieting, so unsettling that I could neither put it down nor read it late at night. Mariana 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.”, and Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World, The Pallbearers Club) says Our Share of Night is “One of the best novels of the twenty-first century . . . I’m going to press this book into the hands of everyone I know and dare them to open the door to its Other Place.”
Releasing from Hogarth 7 February 2023, Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez (translated by Megan McDowell) is available for pre-order now.