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Swallowing Mercury

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he is a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects matchbox labels. Wiola is a good Catholic girl brought up with fables and nurtured on superstition. Wiola lives in a Poland that is both very recent and lost in time.
Swallowing Mercury is about the ordinary passing of years filled with extraordinary days. In vivid prose filled with texture, colour and sound, it describes the adult world encroaching on the child's. From childhood to adolescence, Wiola dances to the strange music of her own imagination.



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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Swallowing Mercury
Author(s): Wioletta Greg
ISBN: 1-84627-607-1 / 978-1-84627-607-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swallowing Mercury
Author(s): Wioletta Greg
ISBN: 1-84627-609-8 / 978-1-84627-609-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Swallowing Mercury
Author(s): Wioletta Greg
ISBN: 1-945492-04-X / 978-1-945492-04-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transit Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Swallowing Mercury
Author(s): Wioletta Greg
Publisher: Portobello Books
Availability: Amazon UK