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

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

By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

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'Thrillingly strange . . . Brilliantly disturbing . . . proves that the literary tradition that produced Dostoyevsky, Gogol, and Babel is alive and well' The Daily Beast In these blackly comic stories of revenge, disturbing deaths, midnight forests, magic and haunting melancholy, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya blends miracles and madness in the darkest of modern fairy tales. 'One of Russia's best living writers . . . her tales inhabit a borderline between this world and the next' The New York Times 'As astringent as witch hazel, as poetic as your finest private passing moments . . . If there's any justice, this humble paperback will be greeted as the pinnacle of modern literature that it is' Elle Selected and translated by KEITH GESSEN and ANNA SUMMERS

Product code: 9780718192075

ISBN 9780718192075
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS13
Series Penguin Modern Classics
No. Of Pages 224
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
A woman finds herself filling a pit in the forest in the middle of the night; a family lock each other in their bedrooms to battle a strange plague; a wizard punishes two beautiful ballerinas by turning them into one hugely fat circus performer; a colonel is warned not to lift the veil from his dead wife's face.