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Drive your Plough over the Bones of the Dead

(2018)
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With DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel. In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. She is reclusive, preferring the company of animals to people; she's unconventional, believing in the stars; and she is fond of the poetry of William Blake, from whose work the title of the book is taken. When members of a local hunting club are found murdered, Duszejko becomes involved in the investigation. By no means a conventional crime story, this existential thriller by `one of Europe's major humanist writers' (GUARDIAN) offers thought-provoking ideas on our perceptions of madness, injustice against marginalized people, animal rights, the hypocrisy of traditional religion, belief in predestination - and caused a genuine political uproar in Tokarczuk's native Poland.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I loved this wry, richly melancholic philosophical mystery. It's a compelling and endlessly thought-provoking novel, luminous with the strangeness of existance." - Megan Hunter

"A writer on the level of W.G.Sebald." - Annie Proulx

"Strange, mordantly funny, consoling and wise, Olga Tokarczuk’s novels fill the reader’s mind with intimations of a unique consciousness." - Marcel Theroux


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January 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 1-4328-7275-3 / 978-1-4328-7275-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel
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January 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
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Title: Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of Dead
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 1-910695-71-8 / 978-1-910695-71-5 (UK edition)
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
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August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
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September 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
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