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Swallowing Mercury

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

"Achieves a form of literary alchemy that mesmerizes." - The New York Times

In this celebrated debut from prize-winning poet Wioletta Greg, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit, agricultural community in 1980s Poland. Her memories are precise, intense, distinctive, sensual: a playfulness and whimsy rise up in the gossip of the village women, rumored visits from the Pope, and the locked room in the dressmaker's house, while political unrest and predatory men cast shadows across this bright portrait. In prose that sparkles with a poet's touch, Wioletta Greg's debut animates the strange wonders of growing up.

    

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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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

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