Hot Little Hands

Hot Little Hands

Abigail Ulman

Short Stories / Fiction / Contemporary

For fans of HBO's Girls, Abigail Ulman's striking, darkly funny fiction explores the chronic uncertainty, exquisite dangers, and surprising tragedies of young women on the cusp of adulthood. Claire is magnetic. On the cusp of adulthood and letting go of her adolescence one miserable responsibility at a time, she's moved from London to San Francisco to work toward her PhD and minor in cheap whiskey, pour-over coffee, and guys who can't be bothered to shower. When she finds out she's pregnant by a heartsick ex-boyfriend, the solution seems clear, if only to her. Kira is a talented thirteen-year-old Russian gymnast who leaves her traditional family to travel to America. Elise and Jenni, two Australian high school students, seek asylum from the hooking up and heavy drinking they've been doing for years by reenrolling in their childhood summer camp. Over the course of nine loosely connected stories, Hot Little Hands...
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