The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, a Novel by Anthony Marra Listen 17 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/363991/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Photo credit Smeeta Mahanti / Courtesy of the publisher) i Anthony Marra discusses his debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. It’s set in Chechnya and explores the transcendent power of love in wartime.