A woman's mysterious death puts her husband and son on a collision course with her demonic family in the "monumental" (The New York Times) debut novel from the International Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Dangers of Smoking in Bed--"the most exciting discovery I've made in fiction for some time" (Kazuo Ishiguro)
"A masterful, unsettling novel from one of Latin America's most exciting authors."--Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic and The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
"We have children so we can continue, they are our immortality."
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 travels to her family home, where they must confront the terrifying legacy she has bequeathed. The woman they grieve came from a clan like no other--a centuries-old secret society called the Order that commits unspeakable acts in search of eternal life. For Gaspar, the son, this vampiric cult is his destiny.
Now Gaspar is in danger. As the Order tries to possess him, father and son take flight, yet nothing will stop the Order for nothing is beyond them. Hunted by evil and surrounded by horror, Gaspar and his father attempt to outrun a powerful family that will do anything to ensure its own survival. But can any of us escape the fate that awaits us?
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 many queer subplots and themes--this is the masterwork of one of Latin America's most exciting novelists, "a mesmerizing writer," says Dave Eggers, "who demands to be read."
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.
Megan McDowell’s translations have won the English PEN award, the Premio Valle-Inclán, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the O. Henry Prize (twice), and have been finalists for the Kirkus Prize and the International Booker Prize (four times). In 2020 she won an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. McDowell lives in Santiago, Chile.
- Publisher: Hogarth (February 7, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 608 pages
- ISBN-10: 0451495144
- ISBN-13: 9780451495143
- Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions: 6.13 x 1.53 x 9.25 inches