There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, And He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, And He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 31/01/2013
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Synopsis

In 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141198583
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 145g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm

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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, And He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
In Petrushevskaya’s extraordinary stories love flourishes within a society that has been destroyed by the Soviet nightmare.
‘’She’ll wait for his long-distance call in a phone booth at the post office. For ten prepaid minutes they’ll become one soul again, as they did over the t... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea