Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910695715
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Imprint: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 891.8538
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5237
Number of pages: 269
Weight: 344g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 24mm