A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon
by Anthony Marra
2013/ 397 pages
rating – 9 / contemp fiction
I generally hate war books but this is really different. That said, what IS this book with a title which comes from a medical dictionary as being the definition of “life” about?
Well – I didn’t know for awhile getting into it, but about 50 pages into it I knew – it’s about love, loyalty and trust in a time of bitter warfare – 2 wars, actually. The wars involved are the Chechen War of Independence (1994-1996) and the 2nd Chechen War – when Russia took Chechnya back – >>>>MORE>>>>