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Disappearing Earth

Author: Julia Phillips
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips, Julia.
Disappearing Earth.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2018032011
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Phillips
ISBN: 9780525520412 0525520414
OCLC Number: 1043303737
Notes: "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: 255 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Julia Phillips.

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"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." --

One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two sisters, eight and eleven, go missing. In the ensuing 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. Connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. Social and ethnic tensions have long simmered in the region, and outsiders are often the first to be accused. -- adapted from jacket

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