The Nitty Gritty…
Our Share of Night is one of those novels that pulls you in from the very first word to the very last. It seems crazy to just say wow but that’s how I felt when I finished this epic novel. It’s a long one with the audio being a little over twenty-seven hours but I’ll tell you I didn’t even notice it as the hours flew by for me. It’s narrated by Frankie Corzo who I haven’t had the pleasure of listening to before but she certainly brought this story alive for me as it played out in my mind. Our Share of Night is a dark story with a secret cult called The Order and people who will stop at nothing to keep their power while destroying anything in their path. There are supernatural elements and horror filled scenes and just so much to like about this novel. I was completely entranced by it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a story with horror and supernatural elements as I do!
Summary from Penguin Random House
ABOUT OUR SHARE OF NIGHT
“A masterpiece of supernatural horror.”—The Washington Post
“An enchanting, shattering, once-in-a-lifetime reading experience.”—The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)
A woman’s mysterious death puts her husband and son on a collision course with her demonic family in the first novel to be translated into English by the International Booker Prize–shortlisted author of The Dangers of Smoking in Bed—“the most exciting discovery I’ve made in fiction for some time” (Kazuo Ishiguro).
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2023: The New York Times, Oprah Daily, BuzzFeed, Elle, Electric Lit, Book Riot, BookPage, The Rumpus, World Literature Today, Tordotcom, CrimeReads, Lit Hub, Publishers Weekly
“A magnificent accomplishment.”—Alan Moore, author of Watchmen
“A masterpiece of literary horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“One of Latin America’s most exciting authors.”—Silvia Moreno-Garcia
A young father and son set out on a road trip, devastated by the death of the wife and mother they both loved. United in grief, the pair travel to her ancestral home, where they must confront the terrifying legacy she has bequeathed: a family called the Order that commits unspeakable acts in search of immortality.
For Gaspar, the son, this maniacal cult is his destiny. As the Order tries to pull him into their evil, he and his father take flight, attempting to outrun a powerful clan that will do anything to ensure its own survival. But how far will Gaspar’s father go to protect his child? And can anyone escape their fate?
Moving back and forth in time, from London in the swinging 1960s to the brutal years of Argentina’s military dictatorship and its turbulent aftermath, Our Share of Night is a novel like no other: a family story, a ghost story, a story of the occult and the supernatural, a book about the complexities of love and longing with queer subplots and themes. This is the masterwork of one of Latin America’s most original novelists, “a mesmerizing writer,” says Dave Eggers, “who demands to be read.”
Review copy provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.