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Flights

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2018

Flights, a novel about travel in the 21st century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk's most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion and migration.

From the 17th century, we have the story of the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg. From the 18th century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed and put on display after his death. In the 19th century, we follow Chopin's heart as it makes the covert journey from Paris to Warsaw. In the present we have the trials of a wife accompanying her much older husband as he teaches a course on a cruise ship in the Greek islands, and the harrowing story of a young husband whose wife and child mysteriously vanish on a holiday on a Croatian island.

With her signature grace and insight, Olga Tokarczuk guides the listener beyond the surface layer of modernity and towards the core of the very nature of humankind.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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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
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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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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 0-525-53420-2 / 978-0-525-53420-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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2017 : 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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August 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN: 1-925603-14-8 / 978-1-925603-14-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flights
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

April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flights
Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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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
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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