9781925603149

Flights

Olga Tokarczuk


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781925603149
Published: August 2017

Price: $32.99

Condition: New

Flights is a series of imaginative and mesmerising meditations on travel in all its forms, not only the philosophy and meaning of travel, but also fascinating anecdotes that take us out of ourselves, and back to ourselves.

Olga Tokarczuk brilliantly connects travel with spellbinding anecdotes about anatomy, about life and death, about the very nature of humankind. Thrilling characters and stories abound- the Russian sect who escape the devil by remaining constantly in motion; the anatomist Verheyen who writes letters to his amputated leg; the story of Chopin's heart as it makes its journey from Paris to Warsaw, stored in a tightly sealed jar beneath his sister's skirt; the quest of a Polish woman who emigrated to New Zealand as a teen but must now return in order to poison her terminally ill high-school sweethearta

You will never read anything like this extraordinary, utterly original, mind-expanding book. Many consider Tokarczuk to be the most important Polish writer of her generation and Flights is one of those rare books that seems to conjure life itself out of the air.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781925603149
  • Published: August 2017
  • Publisher: Text Publishing Co
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Width (mm): 155
  • Height (mm): 236
  • Depth (mm): 34
  • Weight (g): 542

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