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Author: Olga Tokarczuk; Jennifer Croft, (Translator)
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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A seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magical realism
Short stories
Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Tokarczuk; Jennifer Croft, (Translator)
ISBN: 9780525534198 0525534199
OCLC Number: 1006532060
Language Note: In English, translated from the Polish.
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Man Booker International Prize, 2018
Description: 403 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
Other Titles: Bieguni.
Responsibility: Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft.

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A seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. 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.

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