Such Small Hands

Such Small Hands

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Perseus Publishing

A Guardian Best Book of 2017

“Every once in a while a novel does not record reality but creates a whole new reality, one that casts a light on our darkest feelings. Kafka did that. Bruno Schulz did that. Now the Spanish writer Andrés Barba has done it with the terrifying Such Small Hands.”—Edmund White

Life changes at the orphanage the day seven-year-old Marina shows up. She is different from the other girls: at once an outcast and object of fascination. As Marina struggles to find her place, she invents a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. Written in hypnotic, lyrical prose, alternating between Marina’s perspective and the choral we of the other girls, Such Small Hands evokes the pain of loss and the hunger for acceptance.



Shirley Jackson meets The Virgin Suicides, set at an all-girls orphanage.


Publisher: Oakland, California : Transit Books, [2017]
ISBN: 1945492007 (paperback)
9781945492006 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: FIC BARBA
Characteristics: 105 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: White, Edmund
Dillman, Lisa - Translator

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