Fugitive Pieces

Fugitive Pieces

Audiobook CD - 1999
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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.
Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : BTC Audiobooks, c1999.
ISBN: 9780864922496
Branch Call Number: FIC Micha 3583uc 1
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 26, 2015

Beautiful and touching.
I wasn't expecting the short, fragmented sentence structure of this book but it works. The fragments (pieces?) tell snapshots of the confused and painful upbringings of Jakob, a child who survived the killing of his family in the Holocaust, and Ben, a child born of two Holocaust survivors.
Each perspective brings guilt, fear and pain into the lives of Jakob & Ben and threatens to overpower them in their adult lives.
A beautiful book about love and its powers.

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