Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
$18.00
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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 inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .

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, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

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Sam says: A grisly page-turner, militant vegetarian tract, and rumination on free will all in one. This book has something for everyone, from lit-fic snobs to "senior sleuth" readers, making it one of the most recommendable books in ages. Will appeal to the eco-conscious as well as fans of smarter TV thrillers like Top of the Lake, etc.


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 inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .

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, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

ISBN
9780525541349
Publisher
Publication Date
August 10, 2020
Binding
paperback
Item Condition
New
SKU
9780525541349