9th Ave: Andres Barba and Yiyun Li

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. Location.

 

 

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.

Such Small Hands Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492006
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Published: Transit Books - April 11th, 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 Andres Barba has done it with the terrifying Such Small Hands.---Edmund White


August, October Cover Image
By Andres Barba, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9788494365812
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Published: Hispabooks - October 27th, 2015

"Andres Barba needs no introduction. He has his own intentional world perfectly contained and a literary gift that belies his age." Mario Vargas Llosa

"A story that has been described as an explosive clash between Pavese's "The Beautiful Summer "and the adolescents of Gus van Sant's "Elephant.""Daniel Entrialgo, "Esquire"

"A new Spanish great, that's all I need to say." "Lire"


Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399589096
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Published: Random House - February 21st, 2017

In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers.
-A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life.---Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead
-What a long way it is from one life to another, yet why write if not for that distance?-


Kinder Than Solitude Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812980165
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Published: Random House Trade - January 20th, 2015

A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, one of America's best young novelists (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.


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