(Courtesy of Hogarth) (Courtesy of Hogarth)

Not yet 30 years old, Washington-native Anthony Marra wrote one of this year’s most celebrated novels. “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” is a story you must not miss. It takes place in 2004 in a tiny, blood-soaked Chechen village. When the father of an 8-year-old girl is abducted by federalist thugs, a peasant doctor tries to save his old friend’s daughter.

This heartbreaking, gorgeously written novel is one of The Post’s Top 10 books for 2013, and it was long-listed for the National Book Award.

I had the pleasure of meeting Marra in October when he was in town for the PEN/Faulkner gala. He was incredibly modest and gracious, and I knew I wanted to talk with him more.

Here’s our chance: Join me for a live Hangout on Google+ this Friday, Dec. 6, at 12:30 p.m. If you’ve got any questions you’d like me to ask Marra, send them to me now at CharlesR@washpost.com.

To register for our chat, click here. If that time doesn’t work for you, you can always watch the recorded conversation afterward.

See you Friday.