Twisted Spoon Press
Primeval and Other Times
2018 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Set in the mythical village of Primeval in the heart of Poland, and populated by eccentric, archetypal characters, this is Olga’s 3rd novel.
The village, a microcosm of Europe, is guarded by four archangels, from whose perspective the novel chronicles the lives of Primeval’s inhabitants over the course of the feral 20th century. The narrative follows Poland’s tortured political history from 1914 to the 1980s and the episodical brutality that is visited on ordinary village life.