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

Available copies

  • 5 of 20 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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11 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) F TOKARCZUK (Text) 39493108622996 Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525541332
  • ISBN: 0525541330
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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General Note:
"First published as Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków. English-language edition first published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, London. A portion of this book was published, in different form, in Granta (138, Journeys) in 2017."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
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?
Subject: Eccentrics and eccentricities > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Poland > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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