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    DescriptionHere are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, and the grinding struggle to survive against the crushing realities of the Soviet system: in Among Friends, a doting mother commits an atrocious act against her beloved son in an attempt to secure his future; The Time: Night examines the suicide of the great Russian poetess Anna Andreevna with heartbreaking clarity; while in Chocolates with Liqueur the struggle for ownership of an apartment between a nurse and a madman turns murderous. With the satirical eye of Cindy Sherman, the psychological perceptiveness of Dostoevsky, and the bleak absurdities of Beckett, Petrushevskaya blends macabre spectacle with transformative moments of grace and shows just why she is Russia's preeminent contemporary fiction writer. One of Russia's best living writers ...her tales inhabit a borderline between this world and the next - The New York Times 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 this short novel The Time: Night, shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize in 1992, and Svoi Krug, a modern classic about 1980s 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.


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    Title
    There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In
    Subtitle
    Three Novellas About Family
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141198590
    ISBN 10: 0141198591
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 891.7344
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    06 November 2014
    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 this short novel The Time: Night, shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize in 1992, and Svoi Krug, a modern classic about 1980s 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