Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
In a remote Polish village, Janina, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. Janina 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, she 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.
|Publication date||12 September 2018|
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