Drive your plow over the bones of the dead / Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Book | Riverhead Books | 2019 | First American edition.
11 holds on first copy returned of 17 copies

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Edition
First American edition.
Description
274 pages ; 22 cm
Contents
Now pay attention -- Testosterone autism -- Perpetual light -- 999 deaths -- A light in the rain -- Trivia and banalities -- A speech to a poodle -- Uranus in Leo -- The largest in the smallest -- Cucujus haematodes -- The singing of the bats -- The vengeful beast -- The night archer -- The fall -- Saint Hubert -- The photograph -- The damsel.
Summary
Finalist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, and autonomy and fate. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .
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Lloyd-Jones, Antonia,
Added Title
Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych. English
ISBN
9780525541332 (hardcover)
0525541330 (hardcover)
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