Drive your plow over the bones of the dead

Olga Tokarczuk, 1962-

Book - 2019

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 reclus...e 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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Subjects
Genres
Suspense fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Published
New York, New York : Riverhead Books 2019.
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
Polish
Physical Description
274 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780525541332
Main Author
Olga Tokarczuk, 1962- (author)
Other Authors
Antonia Lloyd-Jones (translator)
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