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A constellation of vital phenomena, by Anthony Marra

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A constellation of vital phenomena
Title
A constellation of vital phenomena
Statement of responsibility
by Anthony Marra
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Language
eng
Summary
In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as her father is abducted in the middle of the night by Russian soldiers. Their life-long friend and neighbour, Akhmed, has also been watching, and when he finds Havaa he knows of only one person who might be able to help
Summary
This debut novel by Pushcart Prize-winning author Anthony Marra is set in rural Chechnya during the region's war with Russia. Though events shift in time, the main focus is a five-day period in 2004, when an eight-year-old girl witnesses her father's abduction by Russian soldiers. Swearing to protect the girl, local doctor Akhmed (whose true passion is portraiture), brings her to a crumbling hospital, run by a hardened but dedicated surgeon, for safety. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10175048
Cataloging source
NJB
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Marra, Anthony
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Abduction
  • Chechnia (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
A constellation of vital phenomena, by Anthony Marra
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051938252
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781090060
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)858531656
Label
A constellation of vital phenomena, by Anthony Marra
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051938252
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781090060
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)858531656

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