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Hot Little Hands - Fiction

Abigail Ulman

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For fans of HBO's Girls, Abigail Ulman's heartbreakingly tender and often darkly funny fiction is a fresh take on the experiences of contemporary young women. "A familiar yet highly inventive collection of short fiction which hits virtually all my buttons: dark humor, complex female characters, and a strong summer camp storyline."-Lena Dunham, Lenny 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 sleepaway camp. Over the course of nine loosely connected stories, Hot Little Hands introduces us to young women, at once clever and naïve, who struggle to navigate the chronic uncertainty and very real dangers that come with being impatient for the future and reluctant to leave childhood behind. Abigail Ulman's voice feels of the moment-sharp and powerful-as she deftly explores ageless themes of sex and maturity among girls who are both confident and frighteningly exposed. Praise for Hot Little Hands "In this sardonic, smart, and thoroughly modern debut collection, Ulman presents nine stories about young women on the verge of adulthood, motherhood, and more who make momentous decisions while delirious with desire."-O: The Oprah Magazine "[Ulman] excels at dialogue and narrative. The more you get to know her characters, the funnier it is to witness their verbal code-switching as they navigate between nosy parents, fumbling love interests, and trusted friends. That none of these stories is constrained by any need for ti

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gemma Whelan

Length:

8h 40m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:25