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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book seems incredibly slow paced at times, but is definitely not a book which I was sorry to have read.
The thoughts of the main characters, Jakob and Ben, jumped constantly from topic to topic and didn't focus on any particular subject at one time.
It is easy to see that the author is a poet, she has written a lyrically wonderful book, full of poetic prose.
Besides being an extremely unusual book in its approach to the Holocaust and how people's lives are affected by tragic circumstances, two things really stood out for me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Teacher/Photographer
Having just completed Fugitive Pieces I am having difficulty writing this review.
The first part of the book held me completely. Read more
This novel reads like a book of poetry. It is a novel about the holocaust written so beautifully that it would be a shame to miss it.Published 7 months ago by K. Spangler
Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels, is a very poetic piece. Although written as a novel, it was like reading a very long poem in which the words were beautifully crafted together... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sam Couture Reviews
This is a very thoughtful story about how the evils of the Nazi Regime affects survivors and their children. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles E. Ewing
Anne Michaels is a poet and it is obvious when you read the book. The vast number of topics she covers is also fascinating. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Klugerman
It is well written and many passages are very poetic. The story is a little hard to follow at first, but it all falls into place eventually.Published 10 months ago by Kay