There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
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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.

 

 

About Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

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Ludmilla Petrushevskaya has published stories in the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and n + 1. Born in 1938, she is one of Russia's most celebrated contemporary authors. She lives in Moscow. Anna Summers is the coeditor and co-translator of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby and the literary editor of the Baffler. Born in Moscow, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published September 3, 2009 by Penguin Books. 223 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Stories rooted in horror, fable and fairy tale, by the Russian writer Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

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She vandalizes her bed, her dishes, her cupboards, and anything else she sees.

Mar 04 2010 | Read Full Review of There Once Lived a Woman Who ...

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