A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

  • by Anthony Marra
  • Narrated by Colette Whitaker
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as her father is abducted in the middle of the night by Russian soldiers.
Their lifelong friend and neighbour, Akhmed, has also been watching, and when he finds Havaa he knows of only one person who might be able to help. For tough-minded doctor Sonja Rabina, it’s just another day of trying to keep her bombed-out, abandoned hospital going. When Akhmed arrives with Havaa, asking Sonja for shelter, she has no idea who the pair are and even less desire to take on yet more responsibilities and risk. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis, revealing the intricate pattern of connections that binds these three unlikely companions together and unexpectedly decides their fate.


What the Critics Say

"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is simply spectacular." (Ann Patchett)


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truly wonderful

a fabulous book. beautifully read. intriguing, beguiling, original, thought provoking, with lovely turns of phrase
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks