Anthony Marra - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Marra’s first novel is a vivid evocation of the heartbreak and resilience of war-torn Chechnya. Unfolding over five days in 2004, with generous flashbacks through the preceding decade, the narrative charts the literal and emotional minefield that is the village of Eldár, a place of missing fathers, missing sisters, and missing limbs. Focusing on eight-year-old Hakaa and the two doctors—the last in the area—who care for her, the story weaves past and present, betrayal and loyalty, for a novel that’s as brutally realistic as it is lyrically graceful.

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ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

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