Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead-9781913097257

Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead


Format: Paperback / softback 274 pages
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Imprint: Fitzcarraldo Editions
ISBN: 9781913097257
Published: 18 Oct 2019
Classifications: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation
Weight: 198g

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 in the investigation. By no means a conventional crime story, this existential thriller by 'one of Europe's major humanist writers' (Guardian) 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.

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