A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child. Together they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.
©2017 Samanta Schweblin (P)2017 Penguin Audio
Longlisted for the 2020 Man Booker International Prize A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Her most unsettling work yet - and her most realistic." (New York Times) Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, Vulture, Bustle, Refinery29, and Thrillist A visionary novel about our interconnected present, about the collision of horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of in Sierra Leone, town squares in Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're everywhere. They're here. They're us. They're not pets, or ghosts, or robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without your knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, unfindable. The characters in Samanta Schweblin's brilliant new novel, Little Eyes, reveal the beauty of connection between far-flung souls - but yet they also expose the ugly side of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love, playful encounters, and marvelous adventure, but what happens when it can also pave the way for unimaginable terror? This is a story that is already happening; it's familiar and unsettling because it's our present and we're living it, we just don't know it yet. In this prophecy of a story, Schweblin creates a dark and complex world that's somehow so sensible, so recognizable, that once it's entered, no one can ever leave.
©2020 Samanta Schweblin (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star. Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection. Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing, and the line between the real and the strange blur. Audiobook table of contents: "Headlights", read by Erin Bennett "Preserves", read by Allyson Ryan "Butterflies", read by Mark Bramhall "Mouthful of Birds", read by Kaleo Griffith "Santa Claus Sleeps at Our House", read by Kirby Heyborne "The Digger", read by Rob Shapiro "Irman", read by Mark Deakins "The Test", read by Fred Sanders "Toward Happy Civilization", read by Mark Bramhall "Olingiris", read by Erin Bennett "My Brother Walter", read by Arthur Morey "The Merman", read by Hillary Huber "Rage of Pestilence", read by Paul Boehmer "Heads Against Concrete", read by Robbie Daymond "The Size of Things", read by Fred Sanders "Underground", read by Ray Porter "Slowing Down", read by Danny Campbell "On the Steppe", read by Cassandra Campbell "A Great Effort", read by John H. Mayer "The Heavy Suitcase of Benavides", read by Josh Horowitz
©2019 Samanta Schweblin (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Je to sen, realita, horor, blouznení v horecce nebo nocní mura? Amanda leí na nemocnicním luku a hledá bod zlomu, okamik, kdy jedním banálním krokem odbocila z cesty a smeruje k nevyhnutelné katastrofe. Spolecnost jí delá chlapec David, který jí svými otázkami pomáhá rekonstruovat, co se prihodilo s její dcerou Ninou a proc se Amandou tolik streená záchranná vzdálenost prolomila. Pri hledání toho momentu trvá nekompromisne na detailech a nutí Amandu prehrát si kadý detail toho léta na odlehlém argentinském venkove. Je to duleité, není casu nazbyt...
©2014 Samanta Schweblin (P)2019 Tympanum