Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
two girls go missing in the first chapter, and we don't see or hear from them until the final chapter. in between, over the course of the year, we do submerge deeply into lives of a dozen or so residents whose lives have been touched by the girls' disappearance in small and larger ways. the isolation, the hopelessness, the hope, the national and ethnic frustrations of these people are bracingly delivered by Julia Phillips piercing, empathetic prose.
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