|Plot Summary of Fugitive Pieces|
In Poland during the Second World War, scientist Athos Roussos is digging in soil, doing research amid the fighting. When he looks up from his work, he sees a thin boy covered in mud. The boy is Jakob Beer, a young boy who has spent days hiding in the forest mud after witnessing the traumatic death of his family. Athos smuggles the boy into Greece, where the two survive the war. Jakob remains traumatized by his early memories, and especially by the fate of his sister. Athos and Jakob eventually move to Canada after the war, where Jakob becomes a recognized poet and translator. In Canada, he meets Ben, a professor whose parents were concentration camp survivors. Both men struggle to understand the past and the war. Ben becomes obsessed with uncovering what he can about Jakob's life, unexpectedly learning about himself in the process.
This synopsis report prepared by A. Antonow
An orphaned child is rescued in Poland by a Greek scholar during Nazi occupation, and spiritually adopted. The child will grow up to become a poet.
A very lyrical and delicate book about human feelings and love.
This synopsis report prepared by Prof. Gianluca R. MATTIOLI
|Chapter Analysis of Fugitive Pieces|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, WW II
- Eastern European
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Eastern Europe
The Americas (not US):
- food/shelter preoccupation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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