There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

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Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer’s New York Times bestselling scary fairy tales

By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables of women looking for love are the stories that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen King—is best known for in Russia.

Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime,… (more)

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Freshness frames the portraits of tired Russian women who reign and dream to the point of hallucination. Their untiring essence, conveyed in incisive dialogue, terse similes and flawless exposition, fills the page.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (January 29, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 942 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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