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Author Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- author

Title House of day, house of night / Olga Tokarczuk ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Published Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2003


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 W'PONDS  889.507 T6465 A6/H3L  AVAILABLE
Description 293 pages ; 23 cm
Series Writings from an unbound Europe
Summary "Nowa Ruda is a small town in Silesia, an area that has been a part of Poland, Germany, and the former Czechoslovakia in the past. When the narrator moves into the area, she discovers everyone--and everything--has its own story. With the help of Marta, her enigmatic neighbor, the narrator accumulates these stories, tracing the history of Nowa Ruda from the founding of the town to the lives of its saints, from the caller who wins the radio quiz every day to the tale of the man who causes international tension when he dies on the border, one leg on the Polish side, the other on the Czech side. Each of the stories represents a brick and they interlock to reveal the immense monument that is the town. What emerges is the message that the history of any place--no matter how humble--is limitless, that by describing or digging at the roots of a life, a house, or a neighborhood, one can see all the connections, not only with one's self and one's dreams but also with all of the universe."
Notes Originally published: London : Granta, 2002
Translated from the Polish
Subject Europe, Eastern -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
Magic realism (Literature)
Author Lloyd-Jones, Antonia. translator
LC no. 2003044164
ISBN 0810118696
Other Titles Dom dzienny, dom nocny. English