Mariana Enriquez is an Argentine journalist, novelist and short story writer. She holds a degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the National University of La Plata and works as a journalist and is the deputy editor of the arts and culture section of the newspaper Página/12. She had written multiple novels and short story collections and in 2017 Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego was translated into English by Megan McDowell, and published as Things We Lost in the Fire. I’m having a bit of a moment with Argentinian fiction (especially short stories) so thought this was a great opportunity to showcase one of the many amazing writers I have recently discovered.
Things We Lost in the Fire - Thrilling and terrifying, Things We Lost in the Fire takes the reader into a world of Argentine Gothic. A world of sharp-toothed children and young girls racked by desire, where demons lurk beneath the river and stolen skulls litter the pavements. A world where the secrets half-buried under Argentina's terrible dictatorship rise up to haunt the present day, and where women, exhausted by a plague of violence, find that their only path out lies in the flames.