Paperback $32.99 - The Text Publishing Company
Fiction - Published: 28/Aug/2017 - ISBN: 9781925603149
Flights is a series of imaginative and mesmerising meditations on travel in all its forms, not only the philosophy and meaning of travel, but also fascinating anecdotes that take us out of ourselves, and back to ourselves. We hear about the Russian sect who escape the devil by remaining constantly in motion; the anatomist Verheyen who writes letters to his amputated leg and the story of Chopin's heart as it makes its journey from Paris to Warsaw, stored in a tightly sealed jar beneath his sister's skirt. Tokarczuk brilliantly connects travel with anecdotes about anatomy, about life and death, about the very nature of humankind.
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