By: Barlow, Toby.

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Book Condition: Fine

383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode.


Author Name: Barlow, Toby.

Illustrator: Dust jacket art by Matt Buck.

Categories: Fantasy, Historical Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2013

ISBN Number: 0374107874

ISBN Number 13: 9780374107871

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 27932

Keywords: Cold War, Mid 20th Century, Post World War II, Murder, Corruption, Advertising, Magic, Chickens, Russian Priests, Paris, France, Witches, Witchcraft, Drugs, Jazz Musicians, Spells, Covens, Russia, Russians, Shared Consciousness, Police Detectives, CIA, Love, Romance, Relationships, Transformations, Fleas, Rats, Owls, Crones, Youth, Spies, Military, Hallucinations, Detroit, Curses.,