Join MashReads for a night of books, friends and fun as we discuss Mariana Enriquez's debut short story collection Things We Lost In The Fire on Thursday, May 11 in partnership with Strand Bookstore in NYC.
Things We Lost In The Fire explroes the surreal ways history shapes the present. Throughout its 12 stories, collection follows a host of characters and scenarios shaped by Argentina's fraught and violent history — a girl who believes she is the last person to see a homeless child before he disappears, teens who see ghosts after they've broken into a hotel, practitioners of black magic, and more. Each story strikes a tricky balance: using a mythic past to depict a somber present. The result is a collection defined by a grounded surrealism, stories populated by ghosts (metaphorical and sometimes literal) and other super natural elements without ever staying from reality.
Jarring, imaginative and engrossing, Things We Lost In The Fire is a debut story collection that will stick with you long after you've flipped the last page.
We hope you'll join us in discussing this electrifying collection at Strand with us. Strand is also giving MashReaders a 15% discount off the book for anybody who purchases the book online with the discount code MASHREADS.