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Drive your plow over the bones of the dead / Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- (author.). Lloyd-Jones, Antonia, (translator.).


Finalist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. 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, and autonomy and fate. 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 . . .

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525541332
  • ISBN: 0525541330
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Polish into English.
Formatted Contents Note:
Now pay attention -- Testosterone autism -- Perpetual light -- 999 deaths -- A light in the rain -- Trivia and banalities -- A speech to a poodle -- Uranus in Leo -- The largest in the smallest -- Cucujus haematodes -- The singing of the bats -- The vengeful beast -- The night archer -- The fall -- Saint Hubert -- The photograph -- The damsel.
Subject: Eccentrics and eccentricities > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Poland > Fiction.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Satire.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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