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Description - Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic

According to Russian myth, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a house built on chicken legs and who kidnaps small children. In "Baba Yaga Laid an Egg," internationally acclaimed writer Dubravka Ugresic takes the timeless legend and spins it into a fresh and distinctly modern tale of femininity, aging, identity, and love. With barbed wisdom and razor-sharp wit, Ugresic weaves together the stories of four women in contemporary Eastern Europe: a writer who grants her dying mother s final wish by traveling to her hometown in Bulgaria, an elderly woman who wakes up every day hoping to die, a buxom blonde hospital worker who s given up on love, and a serial widow who harbors a secret talent for writing. Through the women s fears and desires, and their struggles against invisibility, Ugresic presents a brilliantly postmodern retelling of an ancient myth that is infused with a human warmth . . . [and] the sweet magic of storytelling ("Times Saturday Review")."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780802119278
ISBN-10: 0802119271
Format: Hardback
(196mm x 132mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Canongate Books
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic was born in 1949 in Yugoslavia. Her novels and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages and she has received several major European literary awards.

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