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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales

 
 
 
 
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
Author: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
ISBN 13: 9780143114666
ISBN 10: 143114662
Edition: Original
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $16.00
 
 

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.

The Barnes & Noble Review

The first story of this collection by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, contains, in its mere six pages: a prophetic dream, an unearthed coffin, a decimated military unit, and a "charred stump" of flesh rolling about the floor of an unstable airplane. Lest there be any doubt, we're in Russia.