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February 12, 2013

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

Looking for a Valentine's Day read? 
Perhaps this collection of Russian translated short stories from Ludmilla Petrushevskaya will be just the book for you.

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, by people in all stages of life: one-night stands in communal apartments, poignantly awkward couplings, office trysts, schoolgirl crushes, elopements, tentative courtships, and rampant infidelity, shot through with lurid violence, romantic illusion, and surprising tenderness. From
Book Info:
Paperback, 192 pages
Published: January 2013 by Penguin Books
ISBN13: 9780143121527

Praise for the Book:

"This is a book of short stories that, sad as they often are, should not be missed by the thoughtful reader." ~ Alice Dinizo,

"Petrushevskaya stripped off the rose colored glasses and showed us what love really is sometimes and yet underneath all the grit and darkness there is beauty to be appreciated in each story. " ~ The Lit Bitch,

"Haunting and beautiful."  ~ Cyndi,

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