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A constellation of vital phenomena: a novel

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A National Book Awards Longlist Selection A New York Times and Washington Post bestseller 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.   Two doctors risk everything to save the life of a hunted child in this majestic debut about love, loss, and the unexpected ties that bind us together. "On the morning after the Feds burned down her house and took her father, Havaa woke from dreams of sea anemones." Havaa, eight years old, hides in the woods and watches the blaze until her neighbor, Akhmed, discovers her sitting in the snow. Akhmed knows getting involved means risking his life, and there is no safe place to hide a child in a village where informers will do anything for a loaf of bread, but for reasons of his own, he sneaks her through the forest to the one place he thinks she might be safe: an abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded. Though Sonja protests that her hospital is not an orphanage, Akhmed convinces her to keep Havaa for a trial, and 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.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Chechnia (Russia) -- History -- Civil War, 1994- -- Fiction, Hospitals -- Russia -- Fiction, Large type books, War stories, American, Women physicians -- Fiction
title_display A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel
title_full A Constellation of Vital Phenomena A Novel, A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel / Anthony Marra, A constellation of vital phenomena [text (large print)] / by Anthony Marra
title_short A constellation of vital phenomena :
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topic_facet Fiction, History, Hospitals, Large type books, Literature, War stories, American, Women physicians