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The Resource Akin : a novel, Emma Donoghue

Akin : a novel, Emma Donoghue

Label
Akin : a novel
Title
Akin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Summary
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
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804717
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Emma
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Boys
  • Family secrets
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Families
  • Retirees
  • Nice (France)
  • France
  • Riviera (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Akin : a novel, Emma Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2019 by Little, Brown and Company, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065459771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529019971
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1090386272
Label
Akin : a novel, Emma Donoghue
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2019 by Little, Brown and Company, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065459771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529019971
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1090386272

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