WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE
A visionary fiction work by "A Writer at the Level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)
"A great writer." – Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize winner of Time second-hand
"A beautifully fragmented view of man's yearning for permanence … ambitious and complex." – Washington Post
By the incomparable Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk flights Interweaving reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body that focuses on life, death, movement and migration. Chopin's heart is secretly carried to Warsaw by his revered sister. A woman has to return to her native Poland to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly goes mad as his wife and child mysteriously disappear while vacationing and reappear just as suddenly. Through these superbly featured characters and stories interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, flights Researching what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body that moves not only through space but also through time. Where are you from? Where are you from? Where are you going? We call the traveler. Enchanting, disturbing and completely original, flights is the answer of a master storyteller.
- Tokarczuk, Olga (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 416 Pages - 08/13/2019 (Publication Date) - Riverhead...
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