Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Score: 4.5
From 176 Ratings

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead


  • Author: Olga Tokarczuk & Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 2145349 Bytes


WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE "A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune "Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie ProulxIn 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 in...

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525541356


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Book Description :

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE "A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune "Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx 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 in...

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925774009


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Book Description :

A subversive, entertaining noir novel from the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize....

Flights
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Flights


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525534211


Flights Book Description :

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx) "A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time "A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." — Washington Post From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to pois...

The Lost Soul

The Lost Soul


  • Author : Olga Takarczuk
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644210352


The Lost Soul Book Description :

The only book in English for readers of all ages by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Olga Tokarczuk is a beautifully illustrated meditation on the fullness of life. Bologna Ragazzi Award, Special Mention 2018 Prix de l'Union Internationale pour les Livres de Jeunesse (IBBY) The White Raven (IJB Munich) Łódź Design Festival Award "Once upon a time there was a man who worked very hard and very quickly, and who had left his soul far behind him long ago. In fact his life was all right without his soul - he slept, ate, worked, drove a car and even played tennis. But sometimes he felt as if the world around him were flat, as if he were moving across a smooth page in a math book that was covered in evenly spaced squares... " -from The Lost Soul The Lost Soul...

Heaven s Breath
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Heaven s Breath


  • Author : Lyall Watson
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681373706


Heaven s Breath Book Description :

Wind is everywhere and nowhere. Wind is the circulatory system of the earth, and its nervous system, too. Energy and information flow through it. It brings warmth and water, enriches and strips away the soil, aerates the globe. Wind shapes the lives of animals, humans among them. Trade follows the path of the wind, as empire also does. Wind made the difference in wars between the Greeks and Persians, the Mongols and the Japanese. Wind helped to destroy the Spanish Armada. And wind is no less determining of our inner lives: the föhn, mistral, sirocco, Santa Ana, and other “ill winds” of the world are correlated with disease, suicide, and even murder. Heaven’s Breath is an encyclopedic and enchanting book that opens dazzling new perspectives on ...

A Particular Kind of Black Man

A Particular Kind of Black Man


  • Author : Tope Folarin
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501171833


A Particular Kind of Black Man Book Description :

**One of Time’s 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer** An NPR Best Book of 2019 An “electrifying” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel from Rhodes Scholar and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing about a Nigerian family living in Utah and their uneasy assimilation to American life. Living in small-town Utah has always been an uncomfortable fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can’t escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won’t come off. As he struggles to fit in, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues. Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream w...

Strange Bodies
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Strange Bodies


  • Author : Marcel Theroux
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571279814


Strange Bodies Book Description :

Nicholas Slopen has been dead for months. So when a man claiming to be Nicholas turns up to visit an old girlfriend, deception seems the only possible motive. Yet nothing can make him change his story. From the secure unit of a notorious psychiatric hospital, he begins to tell his tale: an account of attempted forgery that draws the reader towards an extraordinary truth - a metaphysical conspiracy that lies on the other side of madness and death. Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human....

House of Day  House of Night
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

House of Day House of Night


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004704167


House of Day House of Night Book Description :

Richly imagined, weaving in anecdote with recipes and gossip, House of Day, House of Night is an epic of a small place. In Nowa Ruda, a small town in Silesia, Poland, the narrator learns that the history of one's house is limitless - one can feel at home everywhere....

Tender Is the Flesh

Tender Is the Flesh


  • Author : Agustina Bazterrica
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982150921


Tender Is the Flesh Book Description :

Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a huma...

Primeval and Other Times

Primeval and Other Times


  • Author : Olga Tokarczuk
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8086264351


Primeval and Other Times Book Description :

Tokarczuk's third novel, Primeval and Other Times was awarded the Passport Prize in 1996 And The Koscielski Prize in 1997, which established the author as one of the leading voices in Polish letters. it is set in the mythical village of Primeval in the very heart of Poland, which is populated by eccentric, archetypal characters. The village, a microcosm of Europe, Is guarded by four archangels, from whose perspective the novel chronicles the lives of Primeval's inhabitants over the course of the feral 20th century. In prose that is forceful and direct, The narrative follows Poland's tortured political history from 1914 To The contemporary era And The episodic brutality that is visited on ordinary village life. Yet Primeval and Other Times is a novel ...