Disappearing Earth

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award


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.

Availability: Out of Stock

ISBN: 9780525436225

ISBN-10: 9780525436225

Publisher: Vintage

Pages: 272

Categories

Fiction / Women

Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological

Fiction / Literary

More by Julia Phillips

  • Disappearing Earth Cover Image
  • Disappearing Earth: A novel Cover Image
  • Disappearing Earth: A novel Cover Image
  • Soul Cycles of the Seven Rays IV: Esoteric Astrology & Initiation Cover Image
  • Destiny of the Races and Nations: Astrological and Ray Cycles in History Cover Image
  • Taking Flight Cover Image
  • The Love Story Journal: Break Your Heart Open: The Art of Transformation (Volume #1) Cover Image
  • You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again Cover Image
  • Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era Cover Image