Format: Audio Book (Cassette)
Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.52 × 4.23 × 1.34 in
Published: January 1, 1998
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 086492223X
ISBN - 13: 9780864922236
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Anne Michaels has won some of the world''s most prestigious prizes for Fugative Pieces, including the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, the Guardian Fiction Award, and the Jewish Quarterly Prize for Fiction. Award-winning actors and directors Neil Munro and Diego Mantamores narrate this spell-binding story. Neil Munro frequently performs and directs at the Stratford and Shaw festivals. Diego Matamores has performed in opera, musical theater and stage plays. He can be seen regularly on television in episodes of Due South and Traders.
From Our Editors
Ear-splitting bomb blasts. The pop and whizz of gunfire. The scattering of limbs and the shattering of hearts. Ultimately, the gut-wrenching violence that constitutes war affects more than those at the front. Anne Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces speaks to readers about two men who are tragically affected by the horrors of combat. This novel is a multiple award-winner that boasts a two-year stint on the Globe and Mail’s bestseller list.