The Disappearing Earth is a mystery set in the Kamchatka peninsula, an area with active volcanoes The story centers around the disappearance of two local girls, Alyona and Sophia Golosovskaya.

Other characters react to the girls’ disappearance while also telling their own stories. 

The bird’s eye point-of- view gives readers a 360 degree perspective of the region and its inhabitants. 

Most of the characters–native or white–have some connection to the former Communist party. 

Profound and lyrical, this novel takes readers to places they’ve never been and makes them seem eerily familiar.

If you like reading about little known locales, this book will appeal to you.