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

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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


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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.

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya was born in 1938 in Moscow, where she still lives. She is the author of more than fifteen collections of prose, including the New York Times bestseller There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales (2009), which won a World Fantasy Award and was one of New York magazine's Ten Best Books of the Year and one of NPR's Five Best Works of Foreign Fiction, and There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories (2013). A singular force in modern Russian fiction, she is also a playwright whose work has been staged by leading theater companies all over the world. In 2002 she received Russia's most prestigious prize, the Triumph, for lifetime achievement.

Author:
Petrushevskaya, Ludmilla
Genre:
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Original
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
206
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
09/29/2009
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9780143114666
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.4 lb
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