Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic

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According to Slavic myth, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children. In Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, internationally acclaimed writer Dubravka Ugresic takes the timeless legend and spins it into a fresh and distinctly modern tale of femininity, aging, identity, and love.

With barbed wisdom and razor-sharp wit, Ugresic weaves together the stories of four women in contemporary Eastern Europe: a writer who grants her dying mother’s final wish by traveling to her hometown in Bulgaria, an elderly woman who wakes up every day hoping to die, a buxom blonde hospital worker who’s given up on love, and a serial widow who harbors a secret talent for writing. Through the women’s fears and desires, and their struggles against invisibility, Ugresic presents a brilliantly postmodern retelling of an ancient myth that is infused with humanity and the joy of storytelling.
 

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An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. 993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. 993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. David Williams heads the four- and five-year-old division of the summer soccer camps sponsored by Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado.Scott Graham is an author, journalist, father, and coach of young soccer players. Ellen Elias-Bursac teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard University and is co-chairman of the Southeast European Study Group at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Celia Hawkesworth is a freelance writer and translator. A regular visitor to Zagreb since 1955, she taught Serbian and Croatian language and literature at the University of London for many years.
 
Published January 11, 2011 by Canongate U.S.. 337 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Expatriate Croatian novelist and essayist Ugresic (Nobody's Home, 2008, etc.) spins contemporary fiction from a popular figure in Slavic folklore.

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