What a joy to discover Olga Tokarczuk — I now want to get everything else she’s written. Another dark, dry read (and a very good time to be transported to a remote, snowy Polish village).
Janina Duszejko lives a rather reclusive life and is in mourning for her two beloved dogs. When members of the local hunting club are found dead, she reads the stars and tries to convince her neighbours and the police that the deaths are the result of celestial intervention.
It is beautiful on human connection, existential crisis and our place in the natural world.
I strongly recommend for fans of black humour, dogs, and William Blake. And astrology.