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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
  • Women physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Chechni͡a (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
Control code
21031875
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780770436407
Lccn
2012017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780770436407
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793421810
  • (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
Control code
21031875
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780770436407
Lccn
2012017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780770436407
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793421810
  • (OCoLC)793421810

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