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This first novel from an award-winning poet — a #1 best-seller in Canada — is certain to propel her into the front ranks of our very best practitioners of contemporary fiction.

It is a story of World War II as remembered and imagined by one of its survivors: a poet named Jakob Beer, traumatically orphaned as a young child and smuggled out of Poland, first to a Greek island (where he will return as an adult), and later to Toronto.  It is the story of how, over his lifetime, Jakob learns the power of language — to destroy, to omit, to obliterate, but also to restore and to conjure, witness and tell — as he comes to understand and experience what was lost to him and of what is possible for him to regain.

Profoundly moving, brilliantly written — as sensual and lyric as it is emotionally resonant — Fugitive Pieces delves into the most difficult workings of the human heart and mind: the grief and healing of remembrance.  It is a first novel of astonishing achievement.

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An international sensation and Lannan Literary Fiction Award-winner tells the story of a Polish Jew who is resurrected by a Greek scientist after the Holocaust and devotes his life to extracting meaning from his century's horrors. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award

Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven years old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed novel of loss, memory, history, and redemption.

As Michaels follows Jakob across two continents, she lets us witness his transformation from a half-wild casualty of the Holocaust to an artist who extracts meaning from its abyss. Filled with mysterious symmetries and rendered in heart-stopping prose, Fugitive Pieces is a triumphant work, a book that should not so much be read as it should be surrendered to.

About the Author

Anne Michaels teaches creative writing in Toronto.Her two collections of poetry are The Weight of Oranges (1986), which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas, and Miner's Pond (1991), which received the Canadian Authors Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award.Fugitive Pieces is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307556295
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Author:
Michaels, Anne
Author:
Anne Michaels
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
General
Subject:
War
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980526
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Product details 304 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307556295 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An international sensation and Lannan Literary Fiction Award-winner tells the story of a Polish Jew who is resurrected by a Greek scientist after the Holocaust and devotes his life to extracting meaning from his century's horrors. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award

Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven years old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed novel of loss, memory, history, and redemption.

As Michaels follows Jakob across two continents, she lets us witness his transformation from a half-wild casualty of the Holocaust to an artist who extracts meaning from its abyss. Filled with mysterious symmetries and rendered in heart-stopping prose, Fugitive Pieces is a triumphant work, a book that should not so much be read as it should be surrendered to.

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