Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

"Fugitive Pieces" is a novel that explores the life of a Holocaust survivor who is rescued as a young boy by a Greek geologist. The boy grows up to become a poet and translator, haunted by his traumatic past and the loss of his family. The story also includes the perspective of a young professor who is obsessed with the poet's work, digging into the poet's past to understand his own life. The novel delves into themes of memory, loss, and the power of language.

The 1521st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 384

Since this book was first published in 1996, there is a penalty of 35.2%. The age adjusted score is 248.83.

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