A Sunny Place for Shady People

Mariana Enriquez


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Granta Books
26 September 2024
ISBN: 9781803511238
272 pages

From the publisher

Translated by Megan McDowell

A delicious, diabolical collection of short stories, from the International Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Dangers of Smoking in Bed and Our Share of Night

Mariana Enriquez's A Sunny Place for Shady People is her first story collection since the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Dangers of Smoking in Bed. Featuring achingly human characters whose lives intertwine with ghosts, the occult and the macabre, the stories explore love, womanhood, LGBTQ counterculture, parenthood and Argentina's brutal past.

A neighbourhood is besieged by vengeful ghosts; a woman’s face gradually disappears; a hotel is haunted by a girl found dead in its water tank; a riverbank is populated by birds that used to be women. Vivid and unnerving, these stories confirm Enriquez as one of Latin America’s most original imaginations.