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A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Marra
ISBN: 9780770436407 0770436404 9781781090060 1781090068 9780770436421 0770436420 9781594136863 1594136866
OCLC Number: 793421810
Language Note: In English.
Awards: National Books Critics Circle Award John Leonard Prize, 2013
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, 2014 Fiction
Description: 384 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Marra.


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,  Read more...


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"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is simply spectacular. Not since Everything is Illuminated have I read a first novel so ambitious and fully realized. If this is where Anthony Marra begins his Read more...

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