There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

Scary Fairy Tales
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

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New York Times Bestseller Winner of the World Fantasy Award One of New York Magazine's 10 Best Books of the Year One of NPR's 5 Best Works of Foreign Fiction The literary event of Halloween: a book of otherworldly power from Russia's preeminent contemporary fiction writer Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia-or anywhere else in the world-today.
Authors: Petrushevska︠i︡a, L︠i︡udmila
Title: There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby
scary fairy tales
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009
Characteristics: xiii, 206 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers
Additional Contributors: Gessen, Keith
Summers, Anna
ISBN: 9780143114666
Branch Call Number: FICTION PETRUSHEV 2009
Subject Headings: Petrushevska︠i︡a, L︠i︡udmila Translations into English
Genre/Form: Short stories
LCCN: 2009029419
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I just discovered Petrushevskaia's work last year, 20 years too late. Realism in many different disguises drive these nimble stories of Russian life. Fans of Calvino, Borges, and Poe should take a chance on this woman's wonderful work.

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