Flights

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Flights (2018)

403 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2018

OCLC Number:
1006532060

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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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Subjects

  • Women travelers
  • Travelers
  • Fiction
  • Voyages and travels
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Human mechanics
  • Human body
  • Human anatomy