Baba Yaga is an old hag who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children.
She is one of the most pervasive and powerful creatures in all mythology.
She appears in many forms: as Pupa, a tricksy, cantankerous old woman who keeps her legs tucked into a huge furry boot; as a trio of mischievous elderly women who embark on the trip of a lifetime to a hotel spa; and as a villainous flock of ravens, black hens and magpies infected with the H5N1 virus.
But what story does Baba Yaga have to tell us today?
This is a quizzical tale about one of the most pervasive and poerful creatures in all mythology, and an extraordinay yarn of identity, secrets, storytelling and love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/05/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847673060