Chechnya

First time Author: Anthony Marra

(Originally posted April 7, 2014) Anthony Marra is the first time author of the award winning fiction novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. I got the chance to interview Anthony and get some insight on his writing process and thoughts on the book. A Constellation focuses on eight year old Haava, who lives in a small Chechnyan village. After her father is abducted, her neighbor Ahkmed finds [...]

“A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra : A Review

(Originally posted February 16, 2014) I first saw the title of this book mentioned on twitter and the word “Constellation” caught my eye. I looked up the book on Amazon and found out it is about 1994 to 2004 Pre/Post War Chechnya. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is the debut novel from Anthony Marra. Being of my generation, I was very impressed with his writing and how his extensive [...]
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