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Anne Michaels s fiercely beautiful debut novel tells the interlocking stories of three men of different generations whose lives are transformed by the events and shifting effects of the same war At its center is poet Jakob Beer traumatically orphaned as a young boy during the Second World war, rescued from the mud of a buried Polish city and secreted to a Greek island byAnne Michaels s fiercely beautiful debut novel tells the interlocking stories of three men of different generations whose lives are transformed by the events and shifting effects of the same war At its center is poet Jakob Beer traumatically orphaned as a young boy during the Second World war, rescued from the mud of a buried Polish city and secreted to a Greek island by Athos Roussos, scientist, scholar, and, above all, humanist After the war, in Toronto, where Athos has accepted a teaching post at the University, Jakob is faced with the tangible, insistent nature of the recent past his own surfacing in all its darkness and profundity, the question of his beloved sister s fate its harrowing focus Yet this is also the time when he meets the woman who will become his first wife, and begins his life long work as a translator and poet And in this layered process of reentering life, Jakob learns the power of language to destroy, to omit, and to obliterate but also to witness and tell, conjure and restore And it is in Toronto as well that, late in his life, Jakob will cross paths with Ben a young professor, expert in the dramas of weather and biography but naive in the drama of his own life The quiet elation Ben senses in the older man, and Ben s own connection to the wounding legacies of the war, kindle a fascination with Jakob and his writing, upsetting and then opening that part of himself long since shut down against his knowledge of the past.
From Canadian Poetry Online Anne Michaels was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1958 She is the author of one novel Fugitive Pieces, which explores the possibility of love and faith alter the Holocaust, with language marked by power, elegance, and integrity Ms Michaels, who has also composed musical scores for the theater, has said when you put a tremendous amount of love into your work, as in any relationship, you can t know you can only hope that what you re offering will in some way be received You shape your love to artistic demands, to the rigors of your genre But still, it s a labor of love, and it s the nature of love that you must give it freely Anne Michaels s two collections of poetry are The Weight of Oranges 1986 , which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas, and Miner s Pond 199 l , winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award and shortlisted for the Governor General s Award and the Trillium Award Both collections have recently been released in one paperback volume entitled The Weight of Organges Miner s Pond, published by McClelland Stewart With her first novel, Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Canadian Booksellers Association Author of the Year Award, and won the Trillium Prize, the Chapters Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Beatrice and Martin Fischer Award the main prize in the Jewish Book Awards , and England s prestigious Orange Prize Rights to the novel were sold to over 19 countries And her novel, Fugitive Pieces, was made into a motion picture in 2007 Anne Michaels lives in Toronto In 2007, she published a book of poems, Skin Divers Her latest novel is The Winter Vault, published by McClelland Stewart in 2009.
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