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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

by Dubravka Ugresic

This complex retelling of an old Slavic myth is witty, thought provoking and ultimately optimistic. I do wonder if only women will appreciate Baba Yaga, but hope that men will at least try a novel which is quite unlike any other I have ever read.

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Who knows what factors shape our biographies? Lives can be very different, but Kukla's life was like a bad film. And a very bad film at that.

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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
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