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Seven empty houses
Seven empty houses
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None of that.

My parents and my children.

It happens all the time in this house.

Breath from the depths.

Two square feet.

Unlucky man.

The seven houses in these seven stories are strange. A person is missing, or a truth, or memory; some rooms are enticing, some unmoored, others empty. But in Samanta Schweblin's tense, visionary tales, something always creeps back inside: a ghost, a fight, trespassers, a list of things to do before you die, a child's first encounter with darkness or the fallibility of parents. In each story, twists and turns will unnerve and surprise: Schweblin never takes the expected path and instead digs under the skin, revealing surreal truths about our sense of home, of belonging, and of the fragility of our connections with others. This is a masterwork from one of our most brilliant modern writers. -- Amazon.
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First published in Spanish by Editorial Páginas de Espuma as Siete casas vacías, Madrid, 2015.
None of that -- My parents and my children -- It happens all the time in this house -- Breath from the depths -- Two square feet -- An unlucky man -- Out.
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190 pages ; 22 cm
Riverhead Books,
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.

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