In a remote Polish village, not far from the Czech border, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two beloved dogs. She is reclusive, preferring the company of animals to people; she’s unconventional, believing in the stars; and she is fond of the poetry of William Blake from whose work the title of the book is taken. When members of the local hunting club are found murdered, Janina becomes involved in the investigation…
This book has been called “elegantly subversive” (New Statesman); also “simultaneously unsettling and oddly companiable” (Marcel Theroux); and best of all, “Fargo as rewritten by Thomas Mann” (The Telegraph).
Tokarczuk is one of Poland’s most acclaimed authors and her works have been translated into more than forty languages. She has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and in 2018 won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft.
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