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Fugitive Pieces
by Anne Michaels

"Extraordinarily magical."
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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  • About the Film

    Now a major motion picture from Samuel Goldwyn Films, starring Rosamund Pike, Stephen Dillane, Rachelle Lafevre, Larissa Laskin, Yorgos Karamihos, Robbie Kay, Jennifer Podemski, Monika Schurmann, and Rade Serbedzija. Written and directed by Jeremy Podeswa. In theaters May 2, 2008.

    About the Book

    A New York Times Notable Book
    Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award
    Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award

    In 1940, Jakob Beer, a seven-year-old boy, bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from Nazi soldiers who have killed his family. Though he should have died with his family, he not only survives but is rescued by a Greek geologist. With this electrifying backdrop, Anne Michaels propels us into her rapturously acclaimed novel of loss, memory, history, and redemption.

    "Lovely...musical and magical.... Put this book alongside The English Patient." --Chicago Tribune

    "Word by blessed word, it is a gorgeously written book: aflame with the subzero cold of history and the passions of emotional comprehension."
    --Boston Globe

    "Fugitive Pieces deserves to become a classic."
    --San Francisco Chronicle

    About the Author

    Anne Michaels teaches creative writing in Toronto. Her two collections of poetry are The Weight of Oranges (1986), which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas, and Miner's Pond (1991), which received the Canadian Authors Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award. Fugitive Pieces is her first novel.



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