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.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
This is an eerie, tension-filled drama that focuses on two mothers in Argentina and their efforts to protect their children from the dangers of the world, real or imagined. Elements of horror and the fantastic are anchored by memorable characters and swift dialogue. Schweblin’s storytelling is challenging, atmospheric, and unforgettable.