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Akin : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

Akin : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an eleven-year-old great-nephew he's never met, who urgently needs someone to look after him. Out of a feeling of obligation, Noah agrees to take Michael along on his trip. Much has changed in this famously charming seaside mecca, still haunted by memories of the Nazi occupation. The unlikely duo, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, bicker about everything from steak frites to screen time. But Noah gradually comes to appreciate the boy's truculent wit, and Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past. Both come to grasp the risks people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.

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Date Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
23 Sep 2019 200368673 DONO
Adult Fiction   Moruya . . *, Express, Reserved . 17 Dec 2019
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Field name Details
Shelf Location DONO
Author Donoghue, Emma, 1969-
Title Akin : a novel / Emma Donoghue.
Publication Details London : Picador, 2019.
Description 334 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm.
Notes Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an eleven-year-old great-nephew he's never met, who urgently needs someone to look after him. Out of a feeling of obligation, Noah agrees to take Michael along on his trip. Much has changed in this famously charming seaside mecca, still haunted by memories of the Nazi occupation. The unlikely duo, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, bicker about everything from steak frites to screen time. But Noah gradually comes to appreciate the boy's truculent wit, and Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past. Both come to grasp the risks people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.
Subject Older people -- Fiction
Boys -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction
Retirees -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Nice (France) -- Fiction
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction
Riviera (France) -- Fiction
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