Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Author: Olga Tokarczuk
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Book Title
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Author
Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN
9780525541332
"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?Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Olga TokarczukPublisher: Riverhead BooksPublished: 08/13/2019ISBN: 9780525541332Pages: 288Weight: 0.88lbsSize: 8.50h x 5.90w x 1.10dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2019 pg. 94Publishers Weekly 06/03/2019Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2019 pg. 34Booklist 07/01/2019 pg. 26Library Journal 08/02/2019 pg. 1Shelf Awareness 08/27/2019
"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?

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 08/13/2019
ISBN: 9780525541332
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.90w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2019 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 06/03/2019
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2019 pg. 34
Booklist 07/01/2019 pg. 26
Library Journal 08/02/2019 pg. 1
Shelf Awareness 08/27/2019
"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?

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 08/13/2019
ISBN: 9780525541332
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.90w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2019 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 06/03/2019
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2019 pg. 34
Booklist 07/01/2019 pg. 26
Library Journal 08/02/2019 pg. 1
Shelf Awareness 08/27/2019