Book Review: Olga Tokarczuk’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a murder mystery, but not as you know it

Janina Duszejko (though never call her Janina) lives just outside an isolated village. She spends her days tending to the empty holiday homes nearby, teaching at the local school, and mourning the disappearance of her two beloved dogs. But when prominent members of the local hunting club are found dead, Duszejko is on the case. Part murder mystery, part analysis of William Blake’s poetry, and part treatise on animal rights, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is likely  to be not even close to what you expect.

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