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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
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
LC call number
PS3613.A768726
LC item number
C66 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chechni͡a (Russia)
  • Women physicians
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
Lccn
2012017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 793421810
  • (OCoLC)793421810
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
Lccn
2012017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 793421810
  • (OCoLC)793421810

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