A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Publish date: 2013-05-07
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
The morning after the Feds burned down her house and took her father, Havaa woke from dreams of sea anemones. The moment after I read the opening line of A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena I sensed this was the beginning of a beautiful journey.I was neither exactly right nor dead wrong.For one thing...
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