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Disappearing Earth  Cover Image Book Book

Disappearing Earth / Julia Phillips.

Phillips, Julia, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525520412
  • ISBN: 0525520414
  • Physical Description: 255 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
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
Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.
Suspense fiction.

Available copies

  • 56 of 56 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Woodbury Public Library.

Holds

  • 3 current holds with 56 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Woodbury Public Library FIC PHILLIPS (Text) 34018143901926 Adult Fiction Available -

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