A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Paperback)

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Ten years and two wars in the post-Soviet Chechen Republic are recounted over five days through the lives and memories of a small group of villagers caught in the crosshairs of the conflict. At times beautiful, others brutal, it's a stunning portrait of a lesser known chapter in our modern world. Marra has written a first novel as powerful as The Kite Runner or Everything is Illuminated. 

— Bill

May 2013 Indie Next List


“In A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA, Anthony Marra expertly balances the pain and suffering inflicted during the Chechen conflict with exquisite moments of loyalty, sacrifice, humility and enduring love. Marra intricately connects the lives of eight unforgettable characters in wholly unexpected ways, slowly revealing their collective past, present and future. But as their breathtaking stories compel you forward, slow down and savor the vivid imagery and lyrical prose on each and every page. Aptly named, Marra's debut is indeed phenomenal.”
— Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

Product Details
ISBN: 9789571360232
ISBN-10: 9571360236
Publisher: Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: July 28th, 2014
Pages: 384
Language: Chinese