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Small Press Book Group: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Discover new voices from all over the world, published by small, independent and innovative presses.

If you’re interested in broadening your reading horizons and picking up books that are published by the growing number of innovative, creative small presses, this group is for you! From fiction in translation to local micro presses, the Small Press Book Group celebrates and explores all that the publishing world has to offer!

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Reserve a space on the website for the next book group, or call/email/pop in to the shop to reserve a place.
Please let us know in plenty time if you can no longer attend so we can offer your place to someone else.
Please turn up on time so we can begin the discussion promptly.
Please read the book before coming!

In the first Small Press Book Group we’re reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, published by London-based press Fitzcarraldo Editions.

With DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel. In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two 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 a local hunting club are found murdered, Duszejko becomes involved in the investigation. By no means a conventional crime story, this existential thriller by `one of Europe’s major humanist writers’ (GUARDIAN) offers thought-provoking ideas on our perceptions of madness, injustice against marginalized people, animal rights, the hypocrisy of traditional religion, belief in predestination – and caused a genuine political uproar in Tokarczuk’s native Poland.

`one of Europe’s major humanist writers’


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March 5
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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