Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
This is a quizzical tale about one of the most pervasive and poerful creatures in all mythology, and an extraordinay yarn of identity, secrets, storytelling and love.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129 x 198 x 20mm | 234g
- 20 May 2010
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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03 Jul 2008
Back cover copy
Baba Yaga is an old hag who lives in a house built on chicken legs and eats children. She appears in many forms: as Pupa, a tricksy, cantankerous old woman who keeps her legs tucked into a huge furry boot; as a trio of mischievous elderly women who embark on the trip of a lifetime to a hotel spa; and as a villainous flock of ravens, black hens and magpies infected with the H5N1 virus. But what story does Baba Yaga have to tell us today?
This is a quizzical tale about one of the most pervasive and powerful creatures in all mythology, and an extraordinary yarn of identity, secrets, storytelling and love.
'Packed with intellectual surprises and emotional revelations.'
Tina Jackson, Metro
'Ugresic's retelling may be blisteringly postmodern in its execution but at its heart is a human warmth and even a
silliness that infuses it with the sweet magic of storytelling.'
Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
'A profound and startling meditation on the themes of femininity and ageing.'
London Review of Books
'Beautifully written . . . its humane vision of the world is driven by great imaginative impetus.'
Times Literary Supplement
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