Hot Little Hands
Abigail Ulman

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Narrated By: Gemma Whelan

Duration: 8 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman, read by Gemma Whelan.

'A book that every parent will need to keep by their bedside, especially at the weekend, so they can be fully reassured that their young daughters are having a truly good time' - Colm Tóibín

Hot Little Hands immerses us in the world of eight young women at a time when the line between adolescence and adulthood blurs, and life can be thrilling and unnerving all at once. These are stories about break-ups that last longer than relationships; about sexual encounters, both real and imagined; about stumbling on the fringes of innocence and the marks desire can leave. About a desperate longing for maturity - and what happens when you finally attain it.

In this wry and exhilarating debut, Abigail Ulman takes a disquieting look at the excruciating cruelties and surprising power of being a young woman.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Short stories, Narrative theme: Coming of age

Listen to a sample

The strength of many of the stories in her collection lies in the space she leaves to the unsaid. . . Ulman has found rich fictional territory