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The Resource Disappearing Earth

Disappearing Earth

Label
Disappearing Earth
Title
Disappearing Earth
Statement of responsibility
Julia Phillips
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Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeNational Best Seller"Splendidly imagined . . . Thrilling" —Simon Winchester"A genuine masterpiece" —Gary ShteyngartSpellbinding, moving—evoking a fascinating region on the other side of the world—this suspenseful and haunting story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer.One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls—sisters, eight and eleven—go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women.Taking us through a year in Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the worlds of a cast of richly drawn characters, all connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty—densely wooded forests, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska—and into a region as complex as it is alluring, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused. In a story as propulsive as it is emotionally engaging, and through a young writer's virtuosic feat of empathy and imagination, this powerful novel brings us to a new understanding of the intricate bonds of family and community, in a Russia unlike any we have seen before
Summary
The shattering disappearance of two young girls from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula compounds the isolation and fears of a tight-woven community, connecting the lives of neighbors, witnesses, family members and a detective throughout an ensuing year of tension
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10775940
Cataloging source
BT
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Phillips, Julia
Dewey number
813
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Disappearing Earth
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f9aaa19c-74ab-42c1-bd3d-4cfb10316dfe
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525520429
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Disappearing Earth
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f9aaa19c-74ab-42c1-bd3d-4cfb10316dfe
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525520429
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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