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  Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels  
Historian and broadcaster, Professor Lisa Jardine, discusses the merits of Anne Michael's (pictured) 1997 winning novel

Synopsis: In Poland during World War II, seven-year-old Jakob Beer's parents are murdered by Nazi soldiers. Jakob is rescued by Athos Roussos, a Greek geologist, and after the war the two move to Toronto. There, Jakob embarks on marriage and a career as a poet. As Jakob gets older, his life and work provide spiritual regeneration and inspiration to others.


Fugitive Pieces
Published by Bloomsbury

Orange Prize for Fiction
Anne Michael's official website


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