Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Book - 2019
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Finalist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, and autonomy and fate. 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 not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, 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 . . .
Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2019
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525541332
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lloyd-Jones, Antonia


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Oct 08, 2020

Nope. Read 1/2 the book and still couldn’t get into it...too weird for me.

Dec 21, 2019

An unusual novel about an older woman living alone in Poland who, when neighbors start showing up dead, decides it's the animals, fighting back and killing the erstwhile hunters. Janina (don't call her that, she hates it), is also an astrologer and (to me) suffers from what all astrologers suffer from in that they can only ascribe affects of the stars and planets after the fact. I kind of wished I owned this book because I would have like to highlight a bunch of passages.


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