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Book Club Thursday 16 April 2020 @6.45pm

Date: April 16 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Book Club: Thursday, 16th April 2020

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

‘One among a very few signal European novelists of the past quarter-century.’ — The Economist

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead takes place in a remote Polish village, where Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs and the murder of members of a local hunting club. Duszejko is reclusive, preferring the company of animals to people; she’s unconventional, believing in the stars; and she loves the poetry of William Blake, from whose work the title of the book is taken.

This subversive, grimly comic novel, by the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for literature, challenges our perceptions of madness, injustice against marginalised people, animal rights, belief in predestination – and getting away with murder.

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