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

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

Scary Fairy Tales

Book - 2009
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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 celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia's preeminent contemporary fiction writer--the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel

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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780143114666
Branch Call Number: FICTION PETRUSHEV 2009
Characteristics: xiii, 206 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Gessen, Keith
Summers, Anna


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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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LPL_MeredithW Oct 03, 2016

Thought-provoking and genuinely creepy. A good pre-Halloween read!


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