It's 1959 in Paris and the Cold War rages. Will is a young American ad executive...only his ad agency is a front for the CIA. Zoya is a beautiful young woman coming off a bad break-up, as well as a witch who impaled her ex on a spike. Inspector Vidot is a cop who likes a quiet night in, until he gets turned into a flea. Tolkien meets Grahame Greene meets Anne Rice in Toby Barlow's extravagant, surrealistic second novel, Babayaga. With Sean McDonald, editor at FSG.