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Fugitive Pieces

Michaels, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0771058837 / ISBN 13: 9780771058837
Edité par McClelland & Stewart, 1996
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Soft cover
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First Canadian (and true first) Edition (first printing). The first novel by this poet and author of THE WINTER VAULT, the story of a young boy released from the mud of a buried Polish city during World War II. Winner of multiple Canadian literary awards and Britain's Orange Prize. Fine in pictorial wraps (with "French-flaps") as issued. Signed by Michaels on the title page. From the Larry Owens collection. N° de réf. du libraire 71221

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Titre : Fugitive Pieces

Éditeur : McClelland & Stewart

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Soft cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Anne Michaels's spellbinding novel has quickly become one of the most beloved and talked-about books of the decade. At the age of seven during the Second World War, Jakob Beer is rescued from the mud of a buried Polish city and spirited to safety in Greece. There, in the seclusion of an unlikely savior, he spends the last years of the Occupation in precarious refuge. Decades later, after moving to North America, Jakob meets Ben, a young professor whose own connection to the wounding legacies of war kindle within him a fascination with the older man and his writing. An unforgettable exploration of grief and redemption, Fugitive Pieces draws us into the lives of its characters with compassion and recognition.

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Anne Michaels, an accomplished poet, has already published two collections of poetry in her native Canada. She turns her hand to fiction in an impressive debut novel, Fugitive Pieces. This is the story of Jakob Beer, a Polish Jew, translator, and poet who, as a child, witnessed his family's slaughter at the hands of the Nazis. Beer himself was found and smuggled out of Poland by Athos Roussos, a Greek archaeologist who carried him back to Greece and kept him there in precarious safety. After the war they emigrated together to Canada. Jakob's story is told through diaries discovered by Ben, a young man whose parents are Holocaust survivors and who is a vessel for their memories just as Jakob is the bearer of his own.

Fugitive Pieces is a book about memory and forgetting. How is it possible to love the living when our hearts are still with the dead? What is the difference between what historical fact tells us and what we remember? More than that, the novel is a meditation on the power of language to free our souls and allow us to find our own destinies.

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