Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writeras 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 Petrushevskayaawho has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen Kingais best known for in Russia. Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, by people across the life span: 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. With the satirical eye of Cindy Sherman, Petrushevskaya blends macabre spectacle with transformative moments of grace and shows just why she is Russiaas preeminent contemporary fiction writer.Love Stories Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ... Her whole life, Mom relied on a seamstress, but then difficult timesbefell her;hergirl turned eighteen, and she stopped receiving child support. Theseamstress is out ... Buther daughter cana#39;t go outside.
|Title||:||There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-01-29|