Abigail Fisher is an occasional writer, tutor and PhD candidate living on unceded Wurundjeri land.
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The Books of Jacob
by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft
Published November 2021
Extract from an Encyclopaedia
The Books of Jacob is a book about the internet. That is to say, it’s a response to the experience of encountering information online, and realising as a result that ‘many things remain quietly connected’, as Tokarczuk writes in her postscript. This realisation in turn gives rise to the notion of the system as a whole, a kind of totality – everything that has happened ‘alongside all that might have happened as well or instead.’
Aug. 2022 • Fiction • In translation