Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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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.
‘Strange, mordantly funny, consoling and wise, Olga Tokarczuk’s novels fill the reader’s mind with intimations of a unique consciousness.’
— Marcel Theroux, author of Strange Bodies
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268 printed pages
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Forza una reflexión sobre la relación hombre-naturaleza que se dió a partir del pensamiento judeo-cristiano sobre que el hombre debe reinar por sobre la creación. Amé él personaje de Jeanina que a mi parecer es una alegoría de la madre tierra, tomando venganza sobre la ambición, egoísmo y soberbia del hombre.


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The prison is not outside, but inside each of us.
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melts metals into infinity, changes order into chaos.
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wet air that reminds us every winter that the world was not created for Mankind, and

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