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Andres Barba + Yiyun Li
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Andres Barba discusses his new novel, Such Small Hands, with Yiyun Li, followed by a party sponsored by Transit Books.
Praise for Andres Barba
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
Barba explores what the dynamics of an orphanage reveal about any insular community and the trials of its inevitable outcast.—Idra Novey, author of Ways to Disappear
Andrés Barba needs no advice. He has already created a world that is perfectly realized and has a craft that is inappropriate for a writer of his age.—Mario Vargas Llosa
About Such Small Hands
Shirley Jackson meets The Virgin Suicides, set at an all-girls orphanage. It was once a happy city; we were once happy girls. . . . Life changes at the orphanage the day Marina shows up. As she tries to find her place, she creates a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. In hypnotic, lyrical prose, Andrés Barba evokes the pain of loss and the hunger for acceptance—a masterwork from the Spanish writer at the peak of his powers.