Posted on 29th January 2013

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Deathless

“Haven’t you ever heard a story about Koschei? He’s only got the one. Act One, Scene One: pretty girl. Act One, Scene Two: pretty girl gone!” Russian folklore, revolutionary rhetoric and the power of storytelling intertwine in Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless, in which a young girl finds herself whisked away from Stalinist Petrograd by Koschei…