606 pages, 8.6 × 5.7 × 1.1 in
September 25, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1410462048
ISBN - 13: 9781410462046
From the Publisher
In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches as her father is abducted by Russian soldiers. Their neighbor Akhmed takes Havaa to the bombed-out hospital of Sonja Rabina, a weary and talented doctor. Sonja has no desire to take on more responsibility and risk ? there?s someone of her own whose return she doesn?t want to jeopardize. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja?s world will shift on its axis.
About the Author
Anthony Marra graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA, and the Iowa Writers Workshop with an MFA. He is 2011-2013 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Marra has contributed pieces to The Atlantic, Narrative Magazine, and MAKE Magazine. Anthony Marra's short story "Chechnya" won a 2010 Pushcart Prize and the 2010 Narrative Prize. Marra's debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was published in May 2013 by Hogarth Crown, and later longlisted for the National Book Award. The novel received the inaugural John Leonard Prize given by the National Book Critics Circle for a first book.