There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's BabyLudmilla Petrushevskaya
fantasy, horror, short stories
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales. Translated into English by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers.
World Fantasy Award 2010.
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.
Ludmilla (Lyudmila) Petrushevskaya is the award-winning author of more than fifteen collections of prose. The progenitor of the "women's fiction" movement in Russian letters, she is also a playwright whose work has been staged by leading theater companies all over the world.
Lyudmila Petrushevskaya. Wikipedia.
Photo: Russian author Ludmilla Petrushevskaya at McNally Jackson book store in New York City. Photo author: David Shankbone. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.