Woodworm

Layla Martínez

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A grandmother and granddaughter live together uneasily in a house haunted by sombras, shadows of the dead, when the granddaughter is accused of a terrible crime. Martinez mixes horror and folklore to tell a story of class, rural tradition and historical wounds – and revenge.

ISBN: 9781787303973 Category:

Description

‘Tense, chilling’ Mariana Enriquez, author of Our Share of Night

‘Lays bare intergenerational horror, feminine rage and the taking back of power’ Stylist

The house breathes.

The house contains bodies and secrets.

The house is visited by ghosts, by angels that line the roof like insects, and by saints that burn the bedsheets with their haloes.

It was built by a small-time hustler as a means of controlling his wife, and even after so many years, their daughter and her granddaughter can’t leave.

They may be witches or they may just be angry, but when the mysterious disappearance of a young boy draws unwanted attention, the two isolated women, already subjects of public scorn, combine forces with the spirits that haunt them in pursuit of something that resembles justice.

Layla Martìnez’s eerie debut novel Woodworm is class-conscious horror that drags generations of monsters into the sun.

Translated by Sophie Hughes and Annie McDermott

Additional information

Weight 0.228 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 13.5 × 1.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

863.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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