Fever Dream (häftad)
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Megan McDowell
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138 g
Fever Dream (häftad)

Fever Dream


Häftad Engelska, 2017-10-05
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017 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. The two seem anxious and, at David's ever more insistent prompting, Amanda recounts a series of events from the apparently recent past. As David pushes her to recall whatever trauma has landed her in her terminal state, he unwittingly opens a chest of horrors, and suddenly the terrifying nature of their reality is brought into shocking focus. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange and deeply unsettling psychological menace in this cautionary tale of maternal love, broken souls and the power and desperation of family.
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'A shifting, unstable fantasia inspired by fears about GM and environmental degradation' * Guardian * 'A book to read in one frantic sitting - bold, uncanny and utterly gripping.' * <i>Observer</i> Best Fiction of 2017 * 'Read this in a single sitting and by the end I could hardly breathe. It's a total mind-wrecker. Amazing. Thrilling.' * Max Porter, author of <i>Grief is the Thing with Feathers</i> * 'An unnerving read, straddling the realms of the supernatural and of Argentina's dark recent history.' * <i>Financial Times</i> Best Books of 2017 * 'A gloriously creepy fable taking in bodyswapping, maternal dread and the dangers of GM crops.' * <i>Guardian</i> Best Fiction of 2017 * 'Although I read it several months ago, this Argentinian novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, is still lurking like a particularly noxious hangover... It's dazzling, unforgettable, and deeply strange. I've never read anything like it.' * <i>Evening Standard</i>, Books of the Year * 'Each layer is soaked in dread, and the dread goes so deep that it works even on the third reading.' * <i>London Review of Books</i> * 'Transcends the sensational plot elements to achieve a powerful and humane vision.' * <i>Financial Times</i> * 'Samanta Schweblin's novella is a skilfully paced and intricate omen that tears not just at ecological anxieties but at the core of maternal love.' * <i>Times Literary Supplement</i> * 'This daring, ambiguous thriller is an apocalyptic lamentation for our world in free fall, a place in which nothing and no one, not even a child or a horse in a field, is safe.' * <i>Irish Times</i> * 'Magnificent.' * i newspaper * 'Body horror, taut thriller and supernatural dread meet the psychological challenges of family.' * <i>Move To Town & Country</i> * 'Explosive...delivers a skin-prickling masterclass in dread and suspense.' * <i>Economist</i> * 'Terrifying and brilliant...Dangerously addictive.' -- Chris Power * <i>Guardian</i> * 'Exceptionally written...a superlative work of the imagination, resonant, beguiling and truly memorable.' * <i>Spectator</i> * 'Punches far above its weight...The sort of book that makes you look under the bed last thing at night and sleep with the light on.' * <i>Daily Mail</i> * 'Impossible to put down even while it forces you to cower under the sheets, queasy with unnameable fear.' * <i>Metro</i> * 'McDowell captures every nauseating drop of Schweblin's increasingly frantic text. Truly terrifying.' * <i>Observer</i> * 'Marvellously ambivalent...Schweblin...should have a say in this prize with a dramatic and compelling story.' -- Eileen Battersby * <i>Irish Times</i> * 'Exquisite and disquieting.' * <i>Frieze</i> * 'Samanta Schweblin's electric story reads like a Fever Dream.' * Vanity Fair * 'Mesmerizing...After reading Fever Dream, I wanted Schweblin to let the rope out more. Not because Fever Dream isn't an almost perfect short novel - because it most certainly is. But because I wanted to see what Schweblin could do when she went deeper into the place where she so skillfully had taken me.' * Washington Post * 'This is a weird hallucination of a book - reading it feels like an experience, like something that happens to you, as infectious and mysterious and unstoppable and possibly magical as the disease that powers its plot.' * LitHub * 'Fever Dream is worth reading for its inventiveness alone. Schweblin gives us memorable characters and a haunting parable, all in fewer than 200 short pages.' * Huffington Post * 'Schweblin writes in a spare and highly impressionistic style that embraces instability: of space, identity, and the reader's trust...Schweblin, like Gray and Ball, has found ways to electrify and destabilize the physical world.' * Los Angeles Times * 'Th

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Samanta Schweblin is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into 20 languages. Fever Dream is her first novel. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin. Megan McDowell has translated books by many contemporary South American and Spanish authors, and her translations have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Paris Review. She lives in Chile.