Swallowing Mercury (Kobo eBook)

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Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

“Achieves a form of literary alchemy that mesmerizes.”—***The New York Times***

In this celebrated debut from prize-winning poet Wioletta Greg, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit, agricultural community in 1980s Poland. Her memories are precise, intense, distinctive, sensual: a playfulness and whimsy rise up in the gossip of the village women, rumored visits from the Pope, and the locked room in the dressmaker's house, while political unrest and predatory men cast shadows across this bright portrait. In prose that sparkles with a poet’s touch, Wioletta Greg's debut animates the strange wonders of growing up.

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ISBN-13: 9781945492075
Publisher: Transit Books
Publication Date: August 20th, 2017
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