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

Greg, Wioletta. (Author). Marciniak, Eliza. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC GREG (Text) 30886001045653 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 01/10/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781846276071
  • ISBN: 1846276071
  • Physical Description: 146 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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.
Language Note: Translated from the Polish.
Subject: Poland > Fiction.

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