Argentinian author Samanta Schweblin turns fever dreams into unsettling stories

Author Samantha Schweblin's short stories, like her novel, are disturbing and often proceed from a single, unforgettable image.
Author Samantha Schweblin's short stories, like her novel, are disturbing and often proceed from a single, unforgettable image.PHOTO: ALEJANDRA LOPEZ

SINGAPORE - Argentinian writer Samanta Schweblin once dreamt that she woke up in the middle of the night and went downstairs to the kitchen.

"There was a little girl sitting at the table, eating peas. When I called her by her name, she told me, 'I'm not your daughter. Don't call me your daughter.'"

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