Fugitive Pieces: A Novel
A New York Times Notable Book of the YearWinner of the Lannan Literary Fiction AwardWinner of the Guardian Fiction AwardIn 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Fugitive PiecesUser Review - Sharon - Goodreads
If I had to rate just the first 2/3's of the book, it would have gotten at least a 3, maybe even 4 stars. But, when the point of view changed, I began to find the prose totally tiresome (I am not a ... Read full review
Review: Fugitive PiecesUser Review - Rannella Rejano - Goodreads
I love it! Beautifully written! :) I enjoyed the mysteries behind the past of Jacob Beer and his wife Michaela. I love how passionate their love with each other. Amazingly written and would love to ... Read full review