A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Paperback | May 7, 2013

byAnthony Marra

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LONGLISTED 2015  – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

A novel of unflinching honesty, gutting humanity, haunting detail, and beautiful, raw hope dangling like a bare bright light in a basement. 

A haunting novel set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya that is both intimate and ambitious in scope. Eight-year-old Havaa, Akhmed, the neighbour who rescues her after her father''s disappearance, and Sonia, the doctor who shelters her over 5 dramatic days in December 2004, must all reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal and forgiveness which unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate.
In his bold debut, Anthony Marra proves that sometimes fiction can tell us the truth of the world far better, and far more powerfully, than any news story. You will not forget the world he creates--A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and its characters will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

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LONGLISTED 2015  – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A novel of unflinching honesty, gutting humanity, haunting detail, and beautiful, raw hope dangling like a bare bright light in a basement. A haunting novel set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya that is both intimate and ambitious in scope. Eight-year-old Havaa, Akhmed, the neighbour who rescues her after her father's d...

Anthony Marra is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Narrative Prize, and his work has been anthologized in Best American Nonrequired Reading. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Stegner Fellow, he now teaches at Stanford University. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, his first novel, will be translated into over a dozen languages.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.2 × 6.28 × 1.02 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307362620

ISBN - 13:9780307362629

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