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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra p. 61

"'I've never been there before,' he said softly. In the decade and a  half since he'd left medical school, he'd forgotten just how wide the world stretched beyond his village, just how provincial and unremarkable his little life was when compared with nearly anything."

Even though Akhmed is educated and this is set in 2004, he's never even been to the closest city to his village. It shows how war (this is in Chechnya) can send a country back almost to another century.

2 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a fascinating glimpse into another culture. Great Teaser.
My Teaser is from MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST
STAND.

Melissa Owens said...

Interesting teaser... I think it is easy to forget just how vast the world is!

Here is my TT post.