The novel, translated into English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, is set in a remote village in south-west Poland. Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, gets involved in the investigation surrounding the murder of members of the local hunting club.
Janina has her own theory regarding the identity of the murderer, but the police dismiss her as a harmless old bat.
In 2015, Tokarczuk received the Brückepreis and the prestigious annual literary award from Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as Poland’s highest literary honour, the Nike Award, and the Nike Readers’ Prize.
For ages 16+.