Andres Barba in conversation with Lisa Dillman & Heather Cleary
April 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
In Andres Barba’s Such Small Hands, life changes at an orphanage the day the mysterious seven-year-old Marina shows up. Marina is at once an outcast and object of fascination, and as she 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.
Andres Barba is the one the most lauded contemporary Spanish writers. He is the author of twelve books, including August, October and Rain Over Madrid. In addition to literary fiction, he has written essays, poems, books of photography, and translations of De Quincey and Melville.