Disappearing Earth

Disappearing Earth

Downloadable Audiobook - 2019
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"Splendidly imagined ... Thrilling"--Simon Winchester "A genuine masterpiece"--Gary Shteyngart. Spellbinding, moving--evoking a fascinating region on the other side of the world--this suspenseful and haunting story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer.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.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audio, 2019
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780525529958
0525529950
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 21 min., 12 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Kadushin, Ilyana - Narrator

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