On Monday, Jan. 7th, at 7 p.m., downstairs at 52 Prince Street, join the International Literature Book Club, led by Sarah McNally. We will discuss Flight by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from Polish by Archibald Colquhoun. Flights was awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2018 for fiction in translation.
Through these narratives, interspersed with short bursts of analysis and digressions on topics ranging from travel-sized cosmetics to the Maori, Flights guides the reader beyond the surface layer of modernity and towards the core of the very nature of humankind. -- Excerpt from Man Booker Review
Flights could almost be an inventory of the ways narrative can serve a writer short of, and beyond, telling a story. The book’s prose is a lucid medium in which narrative crystals grow to an ideal size, independent structures not disturbing the balance of the whole. -- Adam Mars-Jones, London Review of Books