Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #3 - Babayaga by Toby Barlow



Babayaga: a novel by Toby Barlow is on my To Be Read list and definitely on my Waiting to Read list. How can you not be intrigued by a book that says in it's blurb that it is : "a novel of love, spies, and witches in 1950s Paris—and a cop turned into a flea."

I'm also generally interested in fairy tale and folk tale characters and what authors do with them. So, I find putting Baba Yaga in Paris in the 1950's of particular interest. Somehow I think you can take the girl out of the evil hut, but you can't take the evil hut out of the girl.