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Tokarczuk, Olga (Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones). DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD. New York City, NY: Riverhead Books, 2019. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 275 pages. As New/As New.

The author's seventh fictional narrative. One of Olga Tokarczuk's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies with the gold "Nobel Prize" imprint/seal in front. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Olga Tokarczuk's "Prowadz swoj plug przez kosci umarlych" in a felicitous - and critically acclaimed - English translation by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, who first introduced her work to English-speaking readers. Her most accomplished, and at the same time, most accessible, work to date. "In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows 'whodunit'. If only anyone would pay her mind. A deeply satisfying thriller-cum-fairy tale, a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Who do we deem sane? Who is worthy of a voice?" (Publisher's blurb). "Narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life" (Nobel Prize Citation). The basis of the acclaimed film adaptation, "Spoor", directed by Agnieszka Holland, one of the greatest directors of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Olga Tokarczuk collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing/First-State DJ (American) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Precedes and should NOT be confused with copies that have the gold "Nobel Prize" imprint/seal in front. These copies available online are all subsequent printings and have no collectible value. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2018 (awarded the following year). One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER OLGA TOKARCZUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0525541330. $100.00

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