Baba Yaga Laid An Egg

Baba Yaga Laid An Egg

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Baba Yaga is an old hag who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children. She is one of the most pervasive and powerful creatures in all mythology. But what does she have to do with a writer's journey to Bulgaria in 2007 on behalf of her mother? Or with a trio of old women who decide to spend a week together at a hotel spa?

Blackwell North Amer
Baba Yaga is an old hag who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children. She is one of the most pervasive and powerful creatures in all mythology.
But what does she have to do with a writer's journey to Bulgaria in 2007 on behalf of her mother?
Or with a trio of women who decide in their old age to spend a week together at a hotel spa?
By the end of Dubravka Ugresic's novel, the answers are revealed. Her story is shot through with spellbinding, magic, involving a gambling triumph, sudden death on the golf course, a long-lost grandchild, an invasion of starlings, and wartime flight, the consequences of which are revealed only decades later.

Publisher: Edinburgh [Scotland] ; New York : Canongate, 2009
ISBN: 9781847670663
9780802119278
Branch Call Number: UGR
Characteristics: 327 p. ; 21 cm

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Jun 22, 2012

The whole may not be more than the sum of its parts but most of them were entertaining. The middle section was most entertainging - reminded me of the beginning of "The Master and Margartita". The listing of all the variations of Baba Yaga at the end was impressively tedious.

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