Fever Dream

by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dream

by Samanta Schweblin

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This short, sharp novel from Berlin based Samanta Schweblin packs a powerful punch. Told as a narrative between Amanda, a young woman lying dying in hospital, and a young boy called David, the story twists and turns before building to a shocking conclusion. Full of evocative imagery and a sense of rising terror, this is a book to haunt your dreams.

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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. The two seem anxious and, at David’s ever more insistent prompting, Amanda recounts a series of events from the apparently recent past. As David pushes her to recall whatever trauma has landed her in her terminal state, he unwittingly opens a chest of horrors, and suddenly the terrifying nature of their reality is brought into shocking focus.

One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange and deeply unsettling psychological menace in this cautionary tale of maternal love, broken souls and the power and desperation of family.

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ISBN9781786072382
Weight150 g
Dimensions18 × 12.8 × 1.8 cm
FormatPaperback / softback
Category