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A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel, Anthony Marra

Label
A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel
Title
A constellation of vital phenomena
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Marra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child
  • "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." -- Publisher's description
Summary
This debut novel by Pushcart Prize-winning author Anthony Marra is set in rural Chechnya during the region's war with Russia. Though events shift in time, the main focus is a five-day period in 2004, when an eight-year-old girl witnesses her father's abduction by Russian soldiers. Swearing to protect the girl, local doctor Akhmed (whose true passion is portraiture), brings her to a crumbling hospital, run by a hardened but dedicated surgeon, for safety. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175048
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marra, Anthony
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Chechn?ia (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel, Anthony Marra
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780770436407
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472130
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793421810
  • (OCoLC)793421810
  • 290721
Label
A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel, Anthony Marra
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780770436407
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472130
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793421810
  • (OCoLC)793421810
  • 290721

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