Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
Baba Yaga is a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar, kidnapping (and presumably eating) small children. She lives in a house on chicken feet. She is generally a terrifying figure, portrayed not only in literature but also film, animation and music throughout Russian culture. Dubravka Ugresic takes the story of Baba Yaga and weaves it into something completely fresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, ageing, identity, secrets, storytelling and love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Othemts - LibraryThing
This is a novel in three parts. The first part features a narrator's concerns about dementia in her aging mother, and traveling to her mother's childhood home in Bulgaria with a young folklore scholar ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SChant - LibraryThing
Tiptree winner 2010. Got up to page 64 - there was nothing that could be identified as science-fiction or fantasy, nothing to do with gender-related themes, and crucially, nothing remotely interesting. Threw it on my "charity shop" pile and moved on! Read full review