Fever Dream

Fever Dream

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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. 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.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399184598
Branch Call Number: F SCH NVD
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan


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Jun 15, 2017

This novella is a type of ghost story involving the transmigration of souls. It raises the issue of environmental toxins, but overall the nightmare did not capture me. Nominated for the 2017 International Booker Prize.

May 29, 2017

Samanta Schweblin’s vivid snapshot of a nightmare is at its most unnerving when it alights on paralyzing moments of bodily disconnection. What compels the reader to endure the at times unbearable tension of this deceptively slim novella is the equally powerful moments of tender connection and intimacy.

My full review is here: http://bookgagabooks.ca/2017/05/29/fever-dream-by-samanta-schweblin-translated-from-spanish-by-megan-mcdowell/

Mar 15, 2017

A very strange book. It is clear that there is an issue about environmental pollution, and how it affects people. But the book is written in such a way that it seems that the mystery is about to be solved, but in the end, there is nothing like this.


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May 28, 2017

I see my feet walking and I wonder if I am the one moving them.

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