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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Aug 13, 2019 | 288 Pages
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“Drive Your Plow is exhilarating in a way that feels fierce and private, almost inarticulable; it’s one of the most existentially refreshing novels I’ve read in a long time.” –Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

“Equal parts charming and inspiring. Tokarczuk, with her ability to marry the political, the philosophical, and the eccentric, creates a stirring defense of the natural world, even when it is threatened by consumerism and the Catholic Church.” The Paris Review

“[A] brilliant literary murder mystery.”  Chicago Tribune

A dark and fun mystery, a feminist comedy, a primer on existentialism, and a weirdly perfect summer read.” LitHub

“Tokarczuk never tells a simple story; she is also writing about animal rights, human rights, William Blake and much more in another genre-melding tour de force.” amNY

“A delightfully tense whodunit with a fairy tale bent….smothered in dark humor, Drive Your Plow is a wry meditation on the perception of sanity and failures of criminal justice systems.” Thrillist

“A riot of quirkiness and eccentricity, and the mood of the book, which shifts from droll humor to melancholy to gentle vulnerability, is unclassifiable—and just right. Tokarczuk’s mercurial prose seems capable of just about anything. Like the prizewinning Flights, this novel resists the easy conventions of the contemporary work of fiction. In her depictions of her characters and their worlds—both internal and external—Tokarczuk has created something entirely new.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“A suspenseful murder mystery and a powerful and profound meditation on human existence and how a life fits into the world around it. Novels this thrilling don’t come along very often.”  Publisher’s Weekly (starred)
“Extraordinary. Tokarczuk’s novel is funny, vivid, dangerous and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work.” –Annie Proulx

“Sardonic humour and gothic plot-twists add a layer of macabre rustic comedy.” – The Economist
“One of the funniest books of the year.” – The Guardian

“Tokarczuk’s prescient, provocative and furiously comic fiction seethes with a Blakean conviction of the cleansing power of rage …[An] invigorating combination of the mystical, the vengeful and the domestic…elegantly subversive” – The New Statesman
“A barbed, shrewd, parodic eco-noir.” – TLS Books of the Year

Praise for Flights

“[Tokarczuk] seems to pour the contents of her incandescent mind onto the page…. Some bits read like campfire tales — stories of an inebriated, Moby-Dick-quoting ferryboat captain gone rogue on his daily route, or a foolish prince straight out of Arabian Nights…. Taken all together, Flights has the quality of a dream…. It’s magical: electrifying, strange, and sensationally alive.” —Entertainment Weekly 

“A revelation … Flights is a witty, imaginative, hard-to-classify work that is in the broadest sense about travel…. In this risky, restlessly mercurial book, [Tokarczuk has] found a way of turning…philosophy into writing that doesn’t just take flight but soars.” – NPR’s “Fresh Air”

“Her discerning eye shakes things up, in the same way that her book scrambles conventional forms… Like her characters, our narrator is always on the move, and is always noticing and theorizing, often brilliantly.” —The New Yorker 

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