Fugitive Pieces

Fugitive Pieces : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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Following the Nazi occupation of Poland, from the mud of a buried city, Jakob Beer, an orphaned Jewish boy, finds himself rescued by an unlikely saviour, the geologist and humanist Athos Roussos. Athos takes Jakob to his Greek-island home, where Jakob becomes his student. But the trauma of Jakob's early life refuses to leave him. Living forever in the shadow of the Holocaust, he must steel himself to excavate the horrors of his own history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 21st birthday celebratory ed
  • 0747590095
  • 9780747590095
  • 793,039

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'Monumental Fugitive Pieces is the most important book I have read for forty years' John Berger, Observer 'This is a novel to lose yourself in; let the language pour over you, depositing its richness like waves lapping sand onto a beach. Michaels is a novelist of unusual and compelling power' The Times 'This is a book to read many times. I simply can't imagine a better being published this year' Independent 'A powerful novel of history, loss, love and exile It would not be easy to find a modern novel to match this one for line-by-line beauty' Independent on Sundayshow more

About Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels is an award-winning poet and novelist. She lives in Toronto.show more

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