Little Eyes

Pages: 256
Imprint: Oneworld

Little Eyes

Samanta Schweblin

Translated by Megan McDowell
A spine-tingling portrait of our obsession with technology, from Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin 
Hardback
9781786077929 (16 Apr 2020)
RRP £14.99

The Book

They look harmless enough: you could even call them cute. A cuddly panda, a brightly-coloured dragon, a miniature crow. They're part of the latest craze exploding from Croatia to Norway to Brazil: they are 'Kentukis'.

Not quite a phone, not quite a toy, not quite a robot, Kentukis contain cameras which allow someone on the other side of the planet to access the most intimate moments of another person's life. And it doesn't take long for these apparently innocent devices to fall prey to our dark obsession with technology.

Reminiscent of the very best of Black Mirror, Little Eyes is a chilling portrait of our compulsively interconnected society. Schweblin irresistibly pulls the reader into an unsettling, unforgettable world of voyeurism, narcissism, and the sinister reality that lies beneath the most seductive of masks.

Additional Information

Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Samanta Schweblin is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and most recently, a Man Booker International Prize longlisting for Mouthful of Birds (Oneworld, 2019). Her debut novel Fever Dream was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. 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.

Reviews

‘Samanta Schweblin will injure you, however safe you may feel.'

- Jesse Ball, author of Census

‘Samanta Schweblin is one of the most promising voices in modern literature.'

- Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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