Our Book Club

 

December's Book Club Pick



This month we are reading Drive Your Plough Over The Bones 

by Olga Tokarczuk.

 

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.

Guardian Best Books of 2018 | The White Review Books of the Year 2018 |  The Quietus Books of the Year 2019

 

Previous Book Club Picks

 

November's Read - Piranesi by Susana Clarke

October's Read - The Lottery & Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

September's Read - The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

August's Read - The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh 

July's Read - We by Yevgeny Zamyatin 

 

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