Akin

Akin

Downloadable Audiobook - 2019
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A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower now 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 has 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. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room an international bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Book Group, 2019
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781549100147
1549100149
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Culp, Jason

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Nov 25, 2020

Well written book about an 80-yer-old man who suddenly finds himself the "parent" of his great nephew. The 11-year-old is angry. His father is dead and his mother is in prison. The verbal and physical expressions of the boy rang true, but I got a little tired of the huge ratio of insults to intimacy. Still recommend the book. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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