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Anne Michaels

Autor(a) de Fugitive Pieces

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About the Author

Anne Michaels was born in 1958 in Toronto, Canada. Her poetry and fiction has earned her several awards. "The Weight of Oranges," a collection of poetry, won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas. Another collection of poetry, "Miner's Pond," won the Canadian Authors Association Award and was she mostrar mais shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award. "Fugitive Pieces," her first work of fiction won her the Canadian Booksellers Association Author of the Year Award, the Trillium Prize, the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Beatrice and Martin Fischer Award and the Orange Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize. She is also a recipient of the National Magazine Award, for poetry, gold medal. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Anne Michaels

Fugitive Pieces (1996) 2,988 exemplares
The Winter Vault (2009) 658 exemplares
The Adventures of Miss Petitfour (2015) 147 exemplares
Weight of Oranges (1985) 94 exemplares
Poems (2000) 91 exemplares
Skin Divers (1999) 72 exemplares
All We Saw (2017) 44 exemplares
Railtracks (2011) 37 exemplares
Infinite Gradation (2017) 19 exemplares
Held (2023) 18 exemplares
Miner's Pond (1991) 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Michaels, Anne
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Locais de residência
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto (B.A. English)
Lannan Literary Award (Fiction, 1997)

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Anne Michaels, (b at Toronto 1958) the daughter of a Jewish-Polish immigrant, grew up in Toronto, and earned a BA in Honours English at the University of Toronto. Michaels's first novel, FUGITIVE PIECES (1996), brought her national recognition and awards, including the Trillium Prize and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. The novel also garnered international acclaim, winning Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction and America's Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. Robert FULFORD observed that Fugitive Pieces "attracted more international praise than any first novel by a serious writer in Canadian history." A film version of Fugitive Pieces, directed by Jeremy Podeswa, was produced in 2006.

Like Fugitive Pieces' protagonist Jakob Beer, Anne Michaels is also a poet. Her first collection, The Weight of Oranges, won the 1986 Commonwealth Prize for the Americas. Miner's Pond (1991) was short-listed for a GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD and won a Canadian Authors Association Award. Skin Divers was published in 1991. The poems from these three collections were published together, under the title Poems, in 2001.



Group Read, December 2017: Fugitive Pieces em 1001 Books to read before you die (Dezembro 2017)
Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels em World Reading Circle (Janeiro 2014)


A book of developing relationships, feelings, loss, healing, perfect and imperfect partners.
After getting past the confusing beginning I discovered fields of enchanting poetic language.
Exquisite, delicious, poetic descriptions, painting of details of people and places …
“In Michaela's face, the loyalty of generations, perhaps the devotion of a hundred Kievan women for a hundred faithful husbands, countless evenings in close rooms under sheets, discussing family problems; a thousand intimacies, dreams of foreign lands, first nights of love, nights of love after long years of marriage. In Michaela's eyes, ten generations of history, in her hair the scents of fields and pines, her cold, smooth arms carrying water from springs. . . .” p178
What a vast spread and depth of knowledge and experience the author exhibits. The introduction of so many historical people gave the story reality.
Many of the descriptive passages evoked memories for me:
"Most discover absence for themselves; trees are ripped out and sorrow floods the clearing. Then we know what we loved." p233.
… (mais)
GeoffSC | 72 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
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I read this aloud to my kids, and we all very much enjoyed it! The cats are all so dear to us with all of their eccentricities, and we are always looking ahead to the next wonderful adventure. We will definitely schedule scones and tea to enjoy along with our reread of the book!
CastellumLibrandi | 10 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2023 |
So good I don't know how to do it justice in a review. Beautiful language and quite thoughtful. I am a sucker for this sort of fragmented, poetic writing, looking for truths beyond narrative. This volume is full of sentences I want to quote and remember, but removing them from context would, I fear, diminish them.
Kiramke | 72 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |
FIVE STARS for the Jakob Beer book; barely 2-3 Stars for the tacked on Ben section.

For me, the book could have been way more extended before the death of Athos.

And, sure wish all The Good Ones, from Jakob's parents and sister, Bella, to Athos,
and on to Jakob and Michaela and their unborn Bel and Bella.

Even though the author prepared us for Jakob's death in the Prelude,
once immersed in the frightening tale, it was forgotten until after Athos death
and Ben's goofy hunt, involving not the wife who loved him but absurd intrusion of Petra.

Who cares to read about their boring sex?!?
… (mais)
m.belljackson | 72 outras críticas | May 7, 2023 |



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