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The Resource A constellation of vital phenomena, Anthony Marra, (text large print)

A constellation of vital phenomena, Anthony Marra, (text large print)

Label
A constellation of vital phenomena
Title
A constellation of vital phenomena
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Marra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
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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 2013b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chechni͡a (Russia)
  • Women physicians
  • Hospitals
Target audience
adult
Label
A constellation of vital phenomena, Anthony Marra, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410462046
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013019726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 843455126
  • (OCoLC)843455126
Label
A constellation of vital phenomena, Anthony Marra, (text large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410462046
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013019726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 843455126
  • (OCoLC)843455126

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