Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer's 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 Petrushevskaya--who has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen King--is 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 Russia's preeminent contemporary fiction writer.
There once lived a girl who seduced her sister's husband, and he hanged himself
New York : Penguin Books, 
xvii, 171 p. ;,20 cm
Father and mother
Give her to me
Adventures of Vera
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Statement of Responsibility:
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila Translations into English.