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Disappearing Earth



by
Julia Phillips

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Knopf (Adult)
ISBN
9780525520412

Awards and Honors
2020 Carnegie Medal Longlist
2019 National Book Awards Finalist
2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Shortlist
Kirkus Best Books - 2019
LJ Best Books - 2019
NYPL Best Books - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
NYT Notable Books - 2019
2019 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee
2020 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalist
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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes
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One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka Peninsula at the northeastern tip of Russia, two girls—sisters, ages eight and eleven—go missing. The police investigation goes cold from the outset. In the girls’ tightly-woven community, everyone must grapple with the loss. But the fear and danger is felt most profoundly among the women of this isolated place. Taking us one chapter per month across a year on Kamchatka, this powerful novel connects the lives of characters changed by the sisters’ abduction: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. Theirs is an ethnically diverse population in which racial tensions simmer, and so-called natives are often the first to be accused. As the story radiates from the peninsula’s capital city to its rural north, we are brought to places of astonishing beauty: densely wooded forests, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and glassy seas.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Trim Size

9 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Missing persons. Police investigations. Community. Indigenous cultures. Women.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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