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Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead (Paperback)
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Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead (Paperback)

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Paperback 274 Pages / Published: 18/10/2019
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Waterstones Says

Olga Tokarczuk turns from the roving, travelling kaleidoscope of Flights to a fabulous, ecological neo-noir. Mike, manager of our Bridport shop, neatly describes the novel as ‘a book that is in every way not bland’, the tale’s central character of Janina Duszejko emerging as a heroic, beautifully-nuanced maelstrom of compassion, fury and almost cosmic insight.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019

With Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel.

In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. She is reclusive, preferring the company of animals to people; she's unconventional, believing in the stars; and she is fond of the poetry of William Blake, from whose work the title of the book is taken. When members of a local hunting club are found murdered, Duszejko becomes involved.

By no means a conventional crime story, this existential thriller by 'one of Europe's major humanist writers' offers thought-provoking ideas on our perceptions of madness, injustice against marginalized people, animal rights, the hypocrisy of traditional religion, belief in predestination - and caused a genuine political uproar in Tokarczuk's native Poland.

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
ISBN: 9781913097257
Number of pages: 274
Dimensions: 197 x 114 mm

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“A moral tale...”

Janina lives in a remote village in Poland. During long winter days, she studies astrology , attempts to translate the poetry of William Blake and she has more compassion for animals than her fellow human beings.... More

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“Drive your Plow (sic!)”

This is the second book by Olga Tokarczuk to be published in translation by Fitzcarraldo Editions. The previous one Flights deservedly won this year's Man Booker International prize and is my favourite of all the... More

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“I've found my favourite book”

Whenever I've been asked to name my favourite book, I've never had a definite answer before now. Olga Tokarczuk's writing is always absolutely magical and a pleasure to read, but this title in... More

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