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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Reprint) (Paperback) by Anthony Marra

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Edition: Reprint

Number of Pages: 396

Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary, War + Military

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Hogarth Pr

Author: Anthony Marra

Language: English

Street Date: February 4, 2014
TCIN: 14975369
UPC: 9780770436421
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0085


Stegner Fellow, Iowa MFA, and winner of The Atlantic's Student Writing Contest, Anthony Marra has written a brilliant debut novel that brings to life an abandoned hospital where a tough-minded doctor decides to harbor a hunted young girl, with powerful consequences.

In the final days of December 2004, in a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa hides in the woods when her father is abducted by Russian forces. Fearing for her life, she flees with their neighbor Akhmed--a failed physician--to the bombed-out hospital, where Sonja, the one remaining doctor, treats a steady stream of wounded rebels and refugees and mourns her missing sister. Over the course of five dramatic days, Akhmed and Sonja reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal, and forgiveness that unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate.
With The English Patient's dramatic sweep and The Tiger's Wife's expert sense of place, Marra gives us a searing debut about the transcendent power of love in wartime, and how it can cause us to become greater than we ever thought possible.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader?s guide and bonus content
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