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There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband

There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband

In these dark, dreamlike love stories with a twist, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya tells of strange encounters in claustrophobic communal apartments, ill-fated holiday romances, office trysts, schoolgirl crushes, tentative courtships, rampant infidelity, tender devotion and terrifying madness.

In one of the tales, a young girl transforms herself into a ravishing beauty by wearing a dress made of pieces of old curtains and other rags.
So did Vincent Burgeon in his illustration, using bits of cellotape, old paper and other bits and bobs to capture the scene.

There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband