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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • New York • Chicago Tribune • Kansas City Star • GQ • NPRChristian Science Monitor • Cleveland Plain Dealer 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, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded. For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja's world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate. A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance.Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content from the author.Praise for A Constellation of Vital Phenomena"Here, in fresh, graceful prose, is a profound story that dares to be as tender as it is ghastly, a story about desperate lives in a remote land that will quickly seem impossibly close and important. . . . I haven't been so overwhelmed by a novel in years. At the risk of raising your expectations too high, I have to say you simply must read this book."—Ron Charles, Washington Post"Extraordinary . . . a 21st century War and Peace . . . Marra seems to derive his astral calm in the face of catastrophe directly from Tolstoy."—Madison Smartt Bell, New York Times Book Review"Ambitious and intellectually restless . . . [Marra is] a lover not a fighter, a prose writer who resembles the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 and the Jonathan Safran Foer of Everything Is Illuminated."—Dwight Garner, New York Times
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Marra, Anthony
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
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OVERDRIVE:9f4627a5-499d-4404-bf95-15acd5f5986a
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780770436414
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optical disk
Label
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9f4627a5-499d-4404-bf95-15acd5f5986a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780770436414
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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