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Croatian Dubravka Ugrešic has won several major European literary awards and her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. In her new novel Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, a terrifying, witch-like character flies around on a giant mortar, kidnapping small children. She lives in a house with chicken feet. Ugrešic takes the Russian myth of Baba Yaga and weaves it into something completely fresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, ageing, identity, storytelling and love.

Added by canongatebooks on August 11, 2009

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