Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is the second book by Olga Tokarczuk, the Nobel Prize winner for literature 2019, to be printed in Hebrew
thanks to the masterful translation of Miriam Borenstein and the efforts of Achuzat Bayit Books.
The novel was adapted to the silver screen by Agnieszka Holland in her 2017 film Spoor. This film was shown in Israel as part of the Polish Zoom events in 2020.
It follows the protagonist, Janina Duszejko, who lives in a remote village and is passionate about animal rights. One evening, one of her neighbors is found dead.
In her efforts to aid the police solve the case (which include casting astrological maps for those involved) the plot weaves together scenes from Polish village life and detective fiction.
This is the second work by Tokarczuk to be released in Hebrew with the first, The Books of Jacob, released in 2020 via Carmel Publishing House.
That book as well was translated by Miriam Borenstein.