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Such small hands
Such small hands
Barba, Andrés, 1975-2018
Her father died instantly, her mother in the hospital. She has learned to say this flatly and without emotion, the way she says her name (Marina), her doll's name (also Marina) and her age (seven). Her parents were killed in a car crash and now she lives in the orphanage with the other little girls. But Marina is not like the other little girls. In the curious, hyperreal, feverishly serious world of childhood, Marina and the girls play games of desire and warfare. The daily rituals of playtime, lunchtime and bedtime are charged with a horror; horror is licked by the dark flames of love. When Marina introduces the girls to Marina the Doll, she sets in motion a chain of events from which there can be no release. This is a beautifully controlled tour-de-force, a bedtime story to keep readers awake.
Main title:
Such small hands / Andrés Barba ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman with an afterword by Edmund White.
Barba, Andrés, 1975-, authorDillman, Lisa, translatorWhite, Edmund, author of afterword, colophon, etc
London : Portobello Books Ltd, 2018.©2017
105 pages ; 20 cm.
Translated from the Spanish.
9781846276750 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionBARBAvailable