Flights, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk’s most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. From the seventeenth century, we have the story of the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg. From the eighteenth century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed and put on display after his death. In the nineteenth century, we follow Chopin’s heart as it makes the covert journey from Paris to Warsaw. In the present we have the trials of a wife accompanying her much older husband as he teaches a course on a cruise ship in the Greek islands, and the harrowing story of a young husband whose wife and child mysteriously vanish on a holiday on a Croatian island. With her signature grace and insight, Olga Tokarczuk guides the reader beyond the surface layer of modernity and towards the core of the very nature of humankind.
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2018
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This weekend we are thrilled to OPEN up our little green oasis at Hallesches Tor for your shopping and snacking whims.
Saturday & Sunday 11-17h
⚑ kitchen closes at 16h
*Garden only, no indoor access, food-to-go only
Join us for an outdoor-only version of our General Store with Sourdough Waffles to-go, coffee and sweets from the Lunchroom.
It’s been a late and rainy spring, so we’re guessing you still need to spruce up your balcony? Come on over to satisfy your gardening needs, with tools, pots, seeds, watering cans and balcony planters.
An assortment from our General Store collection will also be available to buy, from handmade ceramics and sunglasses, to wild wines and pantry staples.
(pssst: help out and bring your re-usable to-go cups!)
In order to gain entry to the garden store and outdoor to-go food counter, you will need to wear a standard FFP2 mask and act responsibly, keeping a distance from others.