Argentina can be beguiling, but its grand European
architecture and lively coffee culture obscure a dark past: In the 1970s and
early ‘80s, thousands of people were tortured and killed under the country’s
military dictatorship. In many cases, the children of the disappeared were
kidnapped, and some of those children were raised by their parents’ murderers.
That troubled past serves as a backdrop for Things We Lost in the Fire, an
unsettling new collection by Argentine writer Mariana Enriquez.