In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, Vassa uses a magical gift from her dead mother to take on Babs Yaga, the witch who owns the local convenience store. Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful. In Vassa's Brooklyn neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters-- and sometimes innocent shoppers. A shopping trip in the middle of the night could easily become a suicide mission. But in her pocket Vassa has Erg, a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. Vassa might be able to break the witch's curse . But Babs won't be playing fair..