(From the publisher):
As a young boy during the Second World War, Jakob Beer is rescued from the mud in Poland by an unlikely saviour, the scientist Athos Roussos, and he is taken to Greece, then, at war's end, to Toronto. It is here that his loss gradually surfaces, as does the haunting question of his sister's fate. Later in life, as a translator and a poet, and now with the glorious Michaela, Jakob meets Ben, a young professor whose own legacies with the war kindle within him a fascination with the older man and his writing.
Original title: Fugitive Pieces
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Midlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery