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Tokarczuk, Olga (Translated by Jennifer Croft) . FLIGHTS. New York City, NY: Riverhead Books, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 410 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth 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. The American true first does have the white "Booker International Prize" imprint/seal in front. The Nobel was added beside it after she won the latter. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Olga Tokarczuk's "Bieguni" in a felicitous - and award-winning - English translation by Jennifer Croft. Written in a style strongly reminiscent of W. G. Sebald, it "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. Explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time" (Publisher's blurb). "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx). "Narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life" (Nobel Prize Citation). An absolute "must-have" title for Olga Tokarczuk collectors. This title is a great book. 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, which was added to the "Booker International Prize" imprint/seal. The latter appears in the First Edition. Copies available online are in multiple subsequent printings and have serious flaws. When they do turn up, signed copies command as much as $1500 because of their rarity. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. 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 collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER OLGA TOKARCZUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0525534199. $200.00

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