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Seven Empty Houses

From the Booker International Prize-shortlisted author of Fever Dream

Samanta 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.

  • Publication date: November 3, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861544332
  • RRP: £7.99
  • Pages: 304

Reviews

'[Schweblin's] particular genius lies in the fact that there’s something inherently savage and ungovernable about her work.'

Financial Times

'Starting a story by the Argentinian Samanta Schweblin is like tumbling into a dark hole with no idea where you'll end up.'

Chris Power, The Sunday Times

Samanta Schweblin

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 twenty languages. Her debut novel Fever Dream was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin.

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