Flights

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Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Awards:2018-Translated Literature-Finalist-National Book Award,
2018-Fiction-Winner-Booker Prize International
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100131962
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525626961
Narrator/s: Julia Whelan
Publisher: Books on Tape
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE 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...?mbitious 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.

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Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Product Number EB00715924
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780525534211

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