A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel Author Anthony Marra
ISBN-10 0770436420
ISBN-13 9780770436421
Year 2014-02-04
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Hogarth
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New York Times Notable Book of the Year Washington Post Top Ten Book of the YearIn 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 Sonjas 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 readers guide and bonus content from the author

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