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The Resource Swallowing mercury, Wioletta Greg ; translated from the Polish by Eliza Marciniak

Swallowing mercury, Wioletta Greg ; translated from the Polish by Eliza Marciniak

Label
Swallowing mercury
Title
Swallowing mercury
Statement of responsibility
Wioletta Greg ; translated from the Polish by Eliza Marciniak
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Contributor
Author
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Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he is a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects matchbox labels. Wiola is a good Catholic girl brought up with fables and nurtured on superstition. Wiola lives in a Poland that is both very recent and lost in time. Swallowing Mercury is about the ordinary passing of years filled with extraordinary days. In vivid prose filled with texture, colour and sound, it describes the adult world encroaching on the child's. From childhood to adolescence, Wiola dances to the strange music of her own imagination." --Publisher's website
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Summary
While political change hums in the background, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit agricultural community in 1980s Poland: the superstitions of the village women, rumored visits from the Pope, and the locked room in the dressmaker's house
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Writing style
Awards note
Man Booker International Prize (UK) : Longlist, 2017.
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10581780
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Greg, Wioletta
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Polish
Literary form
fiction
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Marciniak, Eliza
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Girls
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Label
Swallowing mercury, Wioletta Greg ; translated from the Polish by Eliza Marciniak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Polish as Guguly in 2014 by Wydawnictwo Czarne
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fairground girl -- The Jesus raffle -- Little table, set thyself! -- Waiting for the popemobile -- The little paint girl -- A picture pays a visit -- Whitsunday -- An Easter pasha -- Spiders from Jerusalem -- Waves -- Gienek the combine driver -- Pierced lids -- The dressmaker's secret -- Strawberry -- The woman with a dog -- Sour cherries -- The phillumenist -- Dolce vita -- Masters of scrap -- The return of Zorro -- The belated feeding of bees -- Unripe -- Neon over the Jupiter
Control code
000059553888
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781846276071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952648781
Label
Swallowing mercury, Wioletta Greg ; translated from the Polish by Eliza Marciniak
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Polish as Guguly in 2014 by Wydawnictwo Czarne
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fairground girl -- The Jesus raffle -- Little table, set thyself! -- Waiting for the popemobile -- The little paint girl -- A picture pays a visit -- Whitsunday -- An Easter pasha -- Spiders from Jerusalem -- Waves -- Gienek the combine driver -- Pierced lids -- The dressmaker's secret -- Strawberry -- The woman with a dog -- Sour cherries -- The phillumenist -- Dolce vita -- Masters of scrap -- The return of Zorro -- The belated feeding of bees -- Unripe -- Neon over the Jupiter
Control code
000059553888
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781846276071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952648781

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