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Smithers Public Library F TOK (Text) 35101011039323 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-02-19

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525534204 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0525534202 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

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General Note:
Includes index of maps and drawings.
Summary, etc.:
A seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. 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. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Polish.
Awards Note:
Nobel Prize in Literature, winner 2018.
Man Booker International Prize, 2018.
Subject: Travelers > Fiction.
Women travelers > Fiction.
Human mechanics > Fiction.
Human anatomy > Fiction.
Human body > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Short stories.

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