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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

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Author: Dubravka Ugresic
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd., 2010
Series: Canongate Myth: Book 11
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Magical Realism
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Fairytale Fantasy
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According to Slavic myth, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a house built on chicken legs and 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 humanity and the joy of storytelling.


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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

- mellyn
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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

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