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Suzanne Jacob’s Fugitives is a multigenerational family saga told against a backdrop of family secrets that include rape, rumours of murder, incest, adultery, and false identities. Told from various points of view, the novel tells the story of members of the dysfunctional Saint-Arnaud and Dumont families who are at various stages of rebelling against familial bonds and obligations in order to fulfill their destinies. Fugitives evokes the mysterious, often cruel, ways that knowledge is passed down from parents to children. Most important, the novel shows us how the sins of the mothers and fathers that plague the generations can be released.

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