Fugitive Pieces

A book that you may like to try is Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. It is the story of two men from different generations whose lives are transformed by war. A young boy, Jakob Beer, is rescued from the mud of a buried Polish city during World War II and taken to an island in Greece by an unlikely saviour, the scientist/humanist Athos Roussos. The book is written in an extraordinary lyrical style that makes it very haunting. Good for reading about the Holocaust, WWII, survivor guilt, repressed memories and philosophy.

A very well received film of the novel is presently playing at Rialto in Tauranga. I can’t wait to see it.

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