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

September 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom**

featuring Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor of Central European Studies


Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

A winding, imaginative, genre-defying story. Part murder mystery, part fairy tale, Drive Your Plow is a thrilling philosophical examination of the ways in which some living creatures are privileged above others. TIME

Drive Your Plow is exhilarating in a way that feels fierce and private, almost inarticulable; it’s one of the most existentially refreshing novels I’ve read in a long time. The New Yorker

—Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Penguin Random House

A marvelously weird and fablelike mystery. Authors with Tokarczuk’s vending machine of phrasing…and gimlet eye for human behavior…are rarely also masters of pacing and suspense. But even as Tokarczuk sticks landing after landing…her asides are never desultory or a liability. They are more like little cuts — quick, exacting and purposefully belated in their bleeding. New York Times Book Review

A paean to nature…a sort of ode to Blake…[and] a lament….Does Tokarczuk transcend Blake? Arguable —perhaps. NPR


Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 29

Cost: $25, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


September 29, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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