1846276438
Such small hands / Andrés Barba ; translation by Lisa Dillman ; with an afterword from Edmund White.
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Author: Barba, Andrés, 1975-
Author: Dillman, Lisa,
Publication year: 2017
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Granta,
ISBN: 9781846276439 (hbk.) :
Description:
Translated from the Spanish.
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.
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112 pages ; 20 cm

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