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ONLINE Book Discussion with Mulberry St Branch NYPL: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

By Mulberry Street Branch NYPL

Join the Mulberry Street Library team for an ONLINE book discussion of the critically acclaimed novel “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Phillips.

Plot Summary: “One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the north-eastern edge of Russia, two sisters are abducted. 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.

Set on the remote Siberian peninsula of Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth draws us into the world of an astonishing cast of characters, all connected by an unfathomable crime. 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 provides a new understanding of the intricate bonds of family and community, in a Russia unlike any we have seen before.”

Published 2019, Knopf. 264 Pages.

About the Author
Julia Phillips is a Fulbright Fellow whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Moscow Times, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.
Please note – This is NOT an author appearance! The author will NOT be present at the book discussion.

Copies of the eBook and the audiobook from NYPL are LIMITED.

Please check this link for the eBook version and this link for the Audiobook version.

If copies are not available, please provide your own copy of the book for this discussion.

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

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(212) 966-3424

Event Date: Jul 15, 2020
Event Time: 6:00PM
Event Duration: 1 hours

Admission Policy:

Free with online registration

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