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    DescriptionIn these dark, dreamlike love stories with a twist, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya tells of strange encounters in claustrophobic communal apartments, ill-fated holiday romances, office trysts, schoolgirl crushes, tentative courtships, rampant infidelity, tender devotion and terrifying madness. By turns sly and sweet, earthy and sublime, these fables of flawed love blend black humour and macabre spectacle with transformative moments of grace.


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    Title
    There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141198583
    ISBN 10: 0141198583
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    DC23: 891.7344
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    31 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ludmilla Petrushevskaya was born in Moscow in 1938 and is the only indisputable canonical writer currently writing in Russian today. She is the author of more than fifteen collections of prose, among them the short novel The Time: Night, shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize in 1992, and Svoi Krug, a modern classic about the 1980's Soviet intelligentsia. Petrushevskaya is equally important as a playwright: since the 1980s her numerous plays have been staged by the best Russian theater companies. In 2002, Petrushevskaya received Russia's most prestigious prize, The Triumph, for lifetime achievement. She lives in Moscow.
    Review quote
    One of Russia's best living writers ... her tales inhabit a borderline between this world and the next The New York Times Petrushevskaya proves that the literary tradition that produced Dostoyevsky, Gogol and Babel is alive and well The Daily Beast