A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

For more stories about lives touched by war, try these…

HHhH by Laurent Binet for a prize-winning mixture of novel and history about the assassination of a Nazi leader

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht for a war-torn land with a touch of myth and magical realism

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak for a story about people connecting

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer for a story of war told with dark humour

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