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



New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the World Fantasy Award
One of New York magazines 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.

ISBN: 9780143114666
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pub Date: 09/2009
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 7.74h x 5.12w x 0.59d

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Weight 0.39 lbs
Dimensions 7.74 × 5.12 × 0.59 in