The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

Author(s): Mariana Enriquez

Short Stories | 2021 International Booker Prize long list

A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.

'Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolano, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train' - Dave Eggers

Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses. These brilliant, unsettling tales of revenge, witchcraft, fetishes, disappearances and urban madness spill over with women and girls whose dark inclinations will lead them over the edge.

'After you've lived in Enriquez's marvellous brain for the time it takes to read THE DANGERS OF SMOKING IN BED, the known world feels ratcheted a few degrees off-centre. Mariana Enriquez's stories are smoky, carnal and dazzling' - Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies




Author Biography: Mariana Enriquez is an award-winning Argentine novelist and journalist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire, and her novel Our Share of the Night, which was awarded the prestigious 2019 Premio Herralde de Novela, will be published by Granta Books in 2022.


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Longlisted Booker International 2021

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  • : 9781783786718
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : June 2021
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  • : Mariana Enriquez
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 863.7
  • : 208