• National Book Award Contender Spent A Year In The Back End Of Russia For Research

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Julia Phillips' debut novel "Disappearing Earth" is one of five titles on the shortlist for the 2019 National Book Award in fiction. Phillips spent a year in Kamchatka, the remote peninsula in far-eastern Russia. The novel is set in its capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where two young girls go missing on a summer afternoon. The sense of isolation and of being an outsider is a driving force of the novel.

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