*Canceled* Julia Phillips, Disappearing Earth

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Author Julia Phillips joins us for the paperback release of her dazzling novel Disappearing Earth, a National Book Awards Finalist and one of The New York Times' 10 best books of 2019 - and a nominee for Porter Square Books Staff Pick of the Year!

One August afternoon, two sisters—Sophia, eight, and Alyona, eleven—go missing from a beach on the far-flung Kamchatka Peninsula in northeastern Russia. Taking us through the year that follows, Disappearing Earth enters the lives of women and girls in this tightly knit community who are connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty—open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, dense forests, 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, Julia Phillips's 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.

Julia Phillips is a Fulbright Fellow whose writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Moscow Times, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
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ISBN: 9780525436225
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020