Flights: A Novel - Vignettes 33 - 60 Summary & Analysis

Olga Tokarczuk
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Vignette 33, “In Pursuit of Night,” is another vignette set in a hotel room with a Bible and Book of Buddhism but no socket to accommodate the narrator’s kettle. She is trying to fall asleep, but the time change has left her unable to do so. She gets under the covers of the bed and searches through the channels of the TV, choosing only those that were broadcasted from places currently experiencing night. Each of these channels features either a religious theme or pornography. She ends with a summary of the subject of these channels: “The body and the divine. Physiology and theology” (101).

In Vignette 34, “Sanitary pads,” the narrator delights in the entertaining facts she finds written on the packaging of sanitary pads. She shares some of these teachings and describes how it “hit her like a revelation” that these were part of...

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