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  • Title: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
  • Author: Anthony Marra
  • ISBN: 9780099575573
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback

  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena By Anthony Marra Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2017 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 life long 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 d Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2017 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 life long 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 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 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is simply spectacular Ann Patchett
    Anthony Marra
    ANTHONY MARRA is the winner of a Whiting Award, Pushcart Prize, and the Narrative Prize A Constellation of Vital Phenomena won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle s inaugural John Leonard Prize and the 2014 Anisfield Wolf Book Award in fiction, as well as the inaugural 2014 Carla Furstenberg Cohen Fiction Award Marra s novel was a National Book Award long list selection as well as a shortlist selection for the Flaherty Dunnan first novel prize In addition, his work has been anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he teaches as the Jones Lecturer in Fiction He has lived and studied in Eastern Europe, and now resides in Oakland, CA A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is his first novel.

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    Commentaires:

    Jeanette"Astute Crabbist"
    The history of ethnic strife in Chechnya is long and confusing Anthony Marra bypasses the facts and figures and takes us directly into the lives of ordinary people trying to make a meaningful existence amid the rubble and death and ongoing violence Living in a state of constant trauma changes all the rules Young and old, ethnic Russians and Chechen Muslims, the characters lives intersect in such a way that they cannot hate each other with the intensity prescribed by their ancestors.With a comple [...]

    Diane
    This beautiful and haunting novel is one of my favorite books of 2013 It takes place in post war Chechnya, but don t be alarmed if you don t know much about the Chechen conflict with Russia the rich storytelling and the gorgeous prose will draw you in, and by the end of the book you could captivate an audience with these wartime stories But first, you must meet Havaa, a precocious little girl whose father was just taken by federal forces, probably never to be seen again Havaa ran into the woods [...]

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    Steve
    We all know, as William Tecumseh Sherman once noted, that War is Hell Later, Jean Paul Sartre concluded that Hell is other people It therefore stands to reason that war is other people Good thing for me that it s about others because what Marra described in this book sounded awful We got chopped off fingers, burned down houses, torture induced ratting, and a whole host of other atrocities It was set in Chechnya in 2004 with much of the story backfilled from the prior decade of war Russian politi [...]

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Upon starting this book I had heard of Chechnya I couldn t point it out on a map though Or even have told you what part of the world it was in.This book takes you there Not just in mindbut in spirit also The author states he chose to write about this area after hearing about the death of journalist Anna Polikovskaya from her reporting she did from Chechnya He read up on the non fiction reports he could find from the area I m glad he did it My eyes would have glazed over from the enormity of it T [...]

    Katie
    As well as being the most cleverly structured novel I ve read all year A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon also features some of the most memorable characters Ostensibly the novel is set in Chechnya though in many ways the novel depicts a generic modern war and the terrifying lawlessness that prevails in an invaded country I have to say I learnt next to nothing about the Chechen wars Marra uses an invented town in the novel and at times you feel he s also using an invented country As with most n [...]

    Violet wells
    Anthony Marra s Chechnya is every bit as bleak and brutal as the post apocalyptic world Cormac McCarthy creates in The Road Life is valued by the governing powers as cheaply as in the Nazi concentration camps The novel isn t so much about the wars in Chechnya per se as how individuals relate to each other when law and order has been perverted out of all recognition and they only have their own moral compass as a guide The novel features eight characters who will all have a bearing on each other [...]

    Michael
    I loved this portrait of ordinary people doing their extraordinary best under the duress of war in Chechnya Their human spirit shines through like the grass that grows in the cracks of a sidewalk I was inspired with Marra s ability to portray how in the face of war s devastation, people focus their purpose on whatever family members or shreds of community they retain, and when even that is gone, they forge a virtual family Most of the story takes place in a few days in 2004, with flashbacks to t [...]

    Melanie
    December 4th, 2013 This is not on the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2013 but it should have been.In a fantastic profile of the writer Colum McCann in yesterday s New York Times Magazine, the writer sat with a class of high school students from Newtown He told them about an organization he recently helped found, Narrative4, which brings together kids from different places sometimes directly contentious places, sometimes just places with their own hardships and how over a span of days the kids [...]

    Manju
    I picked this book for my read an award winner challenge After reading the blurb, I knew this is going to be a sad story but what I didn t know was that it was going to be this disappointing So many glowing reviews made me think that it was going to be a book that I would going to remember for a very very long time, that too in a good way.Story revolves around Akhmed who is taking care of his bedridden wife, but has to leave her behind to take his neighbor s daughter, Havaa, to local hospital Th [...]

    Cheri
    4.5 Stars When they took him, he held your name right there in his chest, and you were with him, even if you didn t know it When he reached the end, he did not die He called your name and began to live in you A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is Anthony Marra s debut novel If you ve read this, then you ll understand how unfathomable that seems to me, and likely so to most people when they ve just finished reading this Set in a snow covered village in Chechnya, The Chechen Republic, after the di [...]

    Hannah
    I am in awe Anthony Marra has a rare gift with words.Marra tells his story set in Chechnya, a country ravaged by wars and occupied by foreign forces It is the story of a girl who has lost her parents and of the man who saves her and the woman who gives her a place to stay But it is also so much It is a book about resilience in the face of indescribable horror It is a book about human connection and about how little acts of kindness can create kindness It is a book about forgiveness and about t [...]

    Jill
    Every now and then, a book comes along that restores my faith in the future of the novel all over again A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is such a book.How can a debut novelist write like this lyrically and searingly Anthony Marra has the gift and his work is assured than writers who have toiled for years.I d like to say I was immediately captured by his novel, but alas, that wouldn t be true My lack of familiarity with war torn Chechnya indeed, with Russian history distanced me at first A nu [...]

    Trish
    Time became important the closer to death one was, so an extra few hours to make peace with the world were worth than years This is Marra s debut novel, and in it we see his queerly outsized talent and deep knowledge of human motivation and possibility Where did he get the knowledge from which he created this book, and how did he come to know it In what he calls his Bibliography, Marra credits Anna Politkovskaya s A Small Corner of Hell Dispatches from Chechnya, sne Seierstad s The Angel of Gr [...]

    Chrissie
    I know how I felt while reading this book, but why Why did I constantly want to do anything else but listen Why near the conclusion did I just listen to get to the end This book is set in a small Chechen village in 2004, thus during the Second Chechen War The story is told through numerous flashbacks It is of course about the ravages of war It is grim reading, and until the end there is little that inspires any hope Although the author does infuse the story with humor, it is ironic humor, sad hu [...]

    Elyse
    3.7 rating for me This story is set in Chechyna between 1994 and 2004 Interesting wartime history I actually wish this book had developed visuals of the Chechen culture than it did as I didn t know much about clashing cultures of the Chechnian State within Russia The history was disturbing WAR is DISTURBING The writing style is a combination of extensive flashbacks And Jumping Ahead sometimes decades , to relay what will happen to characters in the future I had mixed feelings about the writing [...]

    Rae Meadows
    Oh, what a joy to read a fully realized, beautifully written, totally engrossing novel I haven t read what GR friends have said about this book I m coming to it a little later than most which made it all the of a pleasure The novel brings to life the cruel absurdities of war with moments of light and humanity I knew little of Chechnya, and Marra does a masterful job of supplying enough information without weighing down the narrative I have a few small quibbles, the first being the over reliance [...]

    Margitte
    In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight year old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelc [...]

    Ron Charles
    Anthony Marra s first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, is a flash in the heavens that makes you look up and believe in miracles.Go ahead and sneer at the thin atmosphere of America s MFA programs, but this Washington born graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop is a testament to the vibrancy of contemporary fiction Here, in fresh, graceful prose, is a profound story that dares to be as tender as it is ghastly, a story about desperate lives in a remote land that will quickly seem impossib [...]

    Teresa
    I m not saying I didn t like the beginning of this novel, but when I arrived at page 139, I became hooked, absolutely hooked The passage actually one long sentence is about a younger brother along with his family whom the readers never see again at the village doctor s a better artist than he is a doctor to describe his disappeared older brother in order for the doctor to draw his portrait The lyricism of the long sentence is what captivated me at the time, but it also encapsulates much of what [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I originally learned about this book when it was longlisted for the National Book Award It didn t make the shortlist, but personally I would have traded it with the Lahiri, since that book had similar themes to her previous works, and this felt new Phew About halfway through, I had to take a break from this book It is an intense read of a too recent war torn Chechnya, from a perspective not quite the same as what we were hearing in American news The author moves backwards and forwards in time, b [...]

    Larry H
    If you read as much as I do or even if you don t , you re bound to come across a book that is hailed by literary critics and readers as one of the greatest things ever, but no matter how much you try and read it and are determined to love it, it just doesn t click for you I know that happens most often with the classics, but it certainly happens with regular fiction and nonfiction as well.Anthony Marra s debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, is such a book for me Reviews have hailed i [...]

    Hugh
    For a young American writer to choose Chechnya as the subject for a first novel shows commendable ambition, and for the most part he gets away with it I had high expectations of this book after seeing a few recommendations from friends here I do have some reservations When dealing with such unpleasant subject matter, the tone must be a tricky balancing act, particularly given the amount of humour that pervades it I found the frequent asides about the futures of the surviving characters rather ir [...]

    Cheryl
    She had believed happiness to be an absence of fear, of pain, of grief But here it roared in her, as powerful as any sadness.This is a novel of many things Of sadness portrayed powerfully and beautifully.Brief bouts of happiness amid steely denouncements of the pain of war Pain bold and brusque.The absence of sentimentality as one should expect when reading about the perils of war Write what you know This is what they teach you in MFA programs And yet Marra, Iowa Workshop MFA graduate and Stegne [...]

    Julie Ehlers
    It took me a little time to get into this book The writing was beautiful from the very, very beginning, the subject matter was interesting and vital, and there was an impressive amount of humor for such a grim topic, but I was frustrated by what I saw as a surplus of characters You don t really need all these people, I thought impatiently You could have easily cut a few to speed up the story a bit Wow, how wrong was I The threads of the different characters stories eventually wove together in an [...]

    Richard Derus
    Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight year old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded For Sonja, the arr [...]

    Melanie
    I loved it This book is brutal but it is also beautiful The story goes back and forth in time Each chapter shows you where you are date wise on a timeline but it did require my concentration I always read in bed before going to sleep and there were many times I had to reread a bit the next day I love how the author interspersed tidbits of the character s futures throughout the book It also may be one of my favorite endings Highly recommend

    Julie Christine
    Updating this review 10 28 15 Wishing I could read this again for the first time In a hospital in Volchansk, Chechnya, on a boarded up gash where a window once sat, a crude mural depicts the city as it had been before it was reduced to rubble Looking at the mural the viewer is spared, for as long as she can pretend, the reality that the open space would offer a void of destruction and death In his astonishing debut, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra paints a mural of war so vivid [...]

    Jen
    This is a book that made me pause, reflect and pause again To say this was an excellent book would be an understatement This is a story about death, grief, hope and joy The story takes place in worn torn Chechny and flashes back over the characters lives during 5 precious days It begins with the horror of a father, Dokka, taken violently away by the Feds during the middle of the night He saves his 8 year old daughter, Haava, by forcing her out into the black of night with her already packed suit [...]

    Eve
    What would she do if the war ended Of all the possibilities and permutations she had played out in her mind, peace was never among them What would she do The war that turned lieutenants into colonels, and unemployed men into jihadists, also turned residents into chief surgeons SonjaI haven t felt so entirely consumed by a book in awhile I feel like my heart s been eviserated from my chest I was a child when news reports from the frontline of Chechnya flooded the media I never understood anything [...]

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