Mario Vargas Llosa had said “Samanta Schweblin is one of the most promising voices in modern literature.”
Schweblin brings a wonderful nightmare of a book. It is in a way tender and soft yet frightening, disturbing along with a dosage of love. Schweblin’s outlandish imagination is celebrated in this title.
In a rural hospital clinic a young woman named Amanda lies dying besides her sits a boy named David. The sight may get a feeling of a dying mother and worried child but David and Amanda is not related neither she is his mother nor he is her child. But they do share a tale of broken souls; desperation of family and more of toxins.
‘Fever Dream’ is a ghost story for the real world yet a love story and a cautionary tale. Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace in this absorbing, unsettling novel.