• Flights

    Flights
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    ISBN: 9781925603149
    Title: Flights
    Author: TOKARCZUK OLGA & CROFT JENNIFER (TRANSLATOR)

    'One among a very few signal European novelists of the past quarter-century.' Economist&

    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 sweetheart...&


    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 Flightsis one of those rare books that seems to conjure life itself out of the air.


    Olga Tokarczukis 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 honor, 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.


    Jennifer Croftis the recipient of Fulbright, PEN, MacDowell and National Endowment for the Arts grants and fellowships, as well as the Michael Henry Heim Prize for Translation. She holds a PhD from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.


    'A magnificent writer.'& Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize in Literature laureate 2015


    'Tokarczuk examines questions of travel in our increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world...Trained as a psychologist, Tokarczuk is interested in what connects the human soul and body. It is a leitmotif that, despite the apparent lack of a single plot, tightly weaves the text's different strands--of fiction, memoir and essay--into a whole.' Spectator

    'Reading Flightsis like finally hearing from a weird old best friend you lost touch with years ago and assumed was gone forever because people that amazing and inventive just don't last. Wrong--they were off rediscovering the world on your behalf, just as Olga Tokarczuk does.' Toby Litt, author of Hospital

    'I have always considered her a person of great literary abilities. With Flights I have my proof. This is one of the most important Polish books I have read for years.' Jerzy Sosnowski


    'A novel in essays, a world-exploration in words, a soaring journey across space and through time.' Nicolas Rothwell


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    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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