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Flights

(2017)
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Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book
2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)

"A magnificent writer." --Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time

"A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." --Washington Post


From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer.



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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flights Mrexp
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 0-525-54126-8 / 978-0-525-54126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 0-525-53419-9 / 978-0-525-53419-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flights: WINNER MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 1-910695-82-3 / 978-1-910695-82-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flights: WINNER MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 1-910695-43-2 / 978-1-910695-43-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: Text Publishing
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May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Availability: Amazon UK