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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena


This book is haunting and beautifully written. It is a story set in war torn Chechnya and the people who find themselves in the midst of it. Havaa, an eight year old girl witnesses her father being taken by the Russian forces but runs to safety. The lives of those who are around her and how they are affected by the conflict is the basis for the story. It is a difficult book to read and displays man's inhumanity to man in the midst of war. Heartbreaking with a thread of hope woven throughout. Some language and scenes may be offensive to some, but it is not frequently used throughout the book.

Blogging for books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

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