|Plot Summary of Fugitive Pieces|
|"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."
Prof. Gianluca R. MATTIOLI, Resident Scholar
|"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."
A. Antonow, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fugitive Pieces|
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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
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- an organization
- long-lived adults
- infantry soldier
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Eastern Europe
The Americas (not US):
- food/shelter preoccupation
- mostly 3rd
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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