Flights

Flights

Book - 2018 | First American edition.
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2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
AS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)

"A magnificent writer." --Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time

"A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." --Washington Post

From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780525534198
0525534199
Branch Call Number: TOK
Characteristics: 403 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Croft, Jennifer (Translator)
Authors: Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962-
Title: Flights
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Edition: First American edition.
Characteristics: 403 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Short stories.
Translation of: Bieguni.
Contents: Here I am
World in your head
Your head in the world
Syndrome
Cabinet of curiosities
Seeing is knowing
Seven years of trips
Guidance from Cioran
Kunicki: water (I)
Benedictus, quivenit.
Local Note: 1 7 8 13 14 15 16 17 18
Additional Contributors: Croft, Jennifer (Translator)
ISBN: 9780525534198
0525534199
Branch Call Number: TOK
Statement of Responsibility: Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Copyright Date: ©2017
LCCN: 2017039765
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