2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE WINNER OF THE
MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY ENTERTAINMENT
WEEKLY, THE WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, LITHUB AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WARWICK PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN TRANSLATION A visionary
work of fiction by A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald (Annie Proulx)
A magnificent writer. --Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author
of Secondhand Time A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for
permanence.... Ambitious and complex. --Washington Post From the
incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights 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.
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.

Olga Tokarczuk—Flights

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