'[Schweblin's] particular genius lies in the fact that there’s something inherently savage and ungovernable about her work.'
Seven Empty Houses
From the Booker International Prize-shortlisted author of Fever DreamSamanta Schweblin
From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Fever Dream comes a hotly anticipated new collection of eerie short stories. Playful and unsettling, teeming with the energy of barely contained violence, Seven Empty Houses dismantles the neat appearance of domesticity to expose the darkness and discomfort that lies beneath.
A neighbour looks on as a couple grieve the loss of their son. A young girl makes an unwelcome acquaintance in a hospital waiting room. A woman prepares for death with ruthless precision. Ominous and exhilarating, reminiscent of the best of Shirley Jackson, these chilling tales cement Samanta Schweblin’s place among the finest short-story writers at work today.
'Starting a story by the Argentinian Samanta Schweblin is like tumbling into a dark hole with no idea where you'll end up.'