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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
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FLIGHTS, a novel about travel in the twenty-first 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 seventeenth century, we have the story of the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg. From the eighteenth century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed and put on display after his death. In the nineteenth 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 reader beyond the surface layer of modernity and towards the core of the very nature of humankind.

Author Biography

Olga Tokarczuk is one of Poland's best and most beloved authors. In 2015 she received the Brueckepreis and the prestigious annual literary award from Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as Poland's highest literary honour, the Nike, and the Nike Readers' Prize. Tokarczuk also received a Nike in 2009 for FLIGHTS. She is the author of eight novels and two short story collections, and has been translated into a dozen languages.
Release date NZ
June 4th, 2018
Contributor
Translated by Jennifer Croft
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Fitzcarraldo Editions
Pages
432
Dimensions
115x195x26
ISBN-13
9781910695821
Product ID
27876772

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