Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead: A Novel

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Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead: A Novel

Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead: A Novel

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 ProulxIn 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?ReviewNamed a best book of 2019 by TIME, NPR, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and BookRiot.PEN America Translation Prize longlistWarwick Prize for Women in Translation shortlist?A marvelously weird and fablelike mystery. . . . Authors with Tokarczuk?s vending machine of phrasing . . . and gimlet eye for human behavior. . . are rarely also masters of pacing and suspense. But even as Tokarczuk sticks landing after landing . . . her asides are never desultory or a liability. They are more like little cuts - quick, exacting and purposefully belated in their bleeding. . . . This book is not a mere whodunit: It?s a philosophical fairy tale about life and death that?s been trying to spill its secrets. Secrets that, if you?ve kept your ear to the ground, you knew in your bones all along.? -

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