Book: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

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

Author: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Keith Gessen, Anna Summers
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Publisher: Penguin Books

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.

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