Flights

Flights

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ISBN10: 0525534199 ISBN13: 9780525534198 Contributors: Croft, Jennifer (Translator) Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: Aug 14 2018 Pages: 403 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 8.55" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.30" Language: English

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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE A visionary work of fiction with "echoes of Sebald [and] Kundera . . . [There's] no better travel companion in these turbulent, fanatical times" (The Guardian). A seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. 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.

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