Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
This international best-seller from the late 1990’s is not plot driven, or even character driven, it is metaphor driven and a poetic exploration of a braid of life, death, and emotion. I luxuriated in the imagery and ideas and feelings of this award-winning debut novel; I actually fell in love with one of the characters… I’ll let you guess which one. This is the most ethereal treatment of WWII I have read to date. The construction of the book at first dismayed me, but then amazed me with the integrity of the choice. A plethora of hearts are broken in a myriad of ways…and so will your heart break with this poetic historical fiction and exploration of love.
“Fugitive Pieces” will be discussed at 7 PM on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by the Night Fire Book Discussion Group at the Klondike Branch of TCPL and at 2 PM on Monday, September 13, 2010 by the Fireside Book Discussion Group at the Klondike Branch of TCPL. All interested readers are welcome to attend.
Anne Michaels has just published her first novel in 12 years. “The Winter Vault” is also available at TCPL.