Flights / Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Book | Riverhead Books | 2018 | First American edition.

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Edition
First American edition.
Description
403 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
In English, translated from the Polish.
Note
"Originally published in Polish as Bieguni by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków. English language edition first published in Great Britain by Fitzcarraldo Editions, London"--Title page verso.
Summary
A seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer.
Contents
Here I am -- World in your head -- Your head in the world -- Syndrome -- Cabinet of curiosities -- Seeing is knowing -- Seven years of trips -- Guidance from Cioran -- Kunicki: water (I) -- Benedictus, quivenit.
Awards
Man Booker International Prize, 2018
Subject
Genre/Form
Added Author
Croft, Jennifer (Translator),
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Here I am.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- World in your head.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Your head in the world.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Syndrome.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Cabinet of curiosities.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Seeing is knowing.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Seven years of trips.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Guidance from Cioran.
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Kunicki: water (I).
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Benedictus, quivenit.
Added Title
Bieguni. English
ISBN
9780525534198 (hardcover)
0525534199
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