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Olga Tokarczuk
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Our hamlet consists of a few houses…far from the rest of the world…In winter the wind becomes violent and shrill.
-- Janina (Narration) (chapter 2)

Importance: This line of narration describes the small village in which the novel takes place, specifically emphasizing the sense of isolation and hardship that defines life there. Janina and many of the other locals must not only endure harsh natural conditions, but they must also endure lonely and reclusive lifestyles. These conditions may contribute to Janina's instability.

Are you trying to say it’s a good thing that [Big Foot is] dead?
-- Oddball (chapter 2)

Importance: Oddball asks this question of Janina after Janina talks about her deep dislike of Bog Foot's poaching habit. Janina is an animal lover and hates hunters. While Janina denies the assertion that she is glad of Big Foot's death, it eventually becomes clear that she is glad for his death, as she is the killer.

I know...
-- Janina (Narration) (chapter 4)

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