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Babayaga

(2013)
A novel by

 
Will is a young American ad executive in Paris. Except his agency is a front for the CIA. It's 1959 and the Cold War is going strong. But Will doesn't think he's a warrior-he's just a good-hearted Detroit ad guy who can't seem to figure out Parisian girls.

Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering les boulevards, sad-eyed, and 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-looking companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed in 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 abode of an ugly old woman, he finds himself turned into a flea.

Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of friends in D.C., who ask for a few favors in return. He's in well over his head, but it's nothing that a cocktail can't fix. Right?

Add a few chance encounters, a chorus of some more angry witches, a strung-out jazzman or two, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the Bois de Bologne - and that's a novel! But while Toby Barlow's Babayaga may start as just a joyful romp though the City of Light, it quickly grows into a daring, moving exploration of love, mortality, and responsibility.

 
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Used availability for Toby Barlow's Babayaga


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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Babayaga: A Novel
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 0-374-10787-4 / 978-0-374-10787-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 1-78239-335-8 / 978-1-78239-335-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Babayaga: A Novel of Witches in Paris
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 1-250-05029-4 / 978-1-250-05029-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 1-78239-333-1 / 978-1-78239-333-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 1-4526-1587-X / 978-1-4526-1587-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 1-4526-4587-6 / 978-1-4526-4587-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
ISBN: 1-4526-6587-7 / 978-1-4526-6587-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Babayaga
Author(s): Toby Barlow
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Babayaga: A Novel
Author(s): Toby Barlow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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