Nowa Ruda is a small town in Silesia, an area that has been a part of Poland, Germany and the former Czechoslovakia in the past. When the narrator of this novel moves into the area, she discovers everyone - and everything - has its own story.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 203 x 121 x 23 mm
"[A] delight to read--wonderfully inventive and by turns comic, tragic and wise. Tokarczuk's prose is simple and unadorned. She tells her stories with a natural fluency that easily accommodates the hopes, drudgery and absurdities of the world she is describing. Real lives mingle with the imagined, dreams with day, past with present in an entirely plausible way." --The Observer
"A great gift in the universal language of great art."
--Tomasz Tabako, 2B: A Journal of Ideas