Title Akin / Emma Donoghue.
Author Donoghue, Emma, 1969-
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Book Group, 2019.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by Jason Culp.
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 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.
Subject Older people -- Fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Retirees -- Fiction.
Nice (France) -- Fiction.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Historical -- World War II.
German Occupation of France (1940-1945) (OCoLC)fst01353176
Boys. (OCoLC)fst00837358
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Family secrets. (OCoLC)fst01737651
Older people. (OCoLC)fst01199093
Retirees. (OCoLC)fst01096254
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
France -- Nice. (OCoLC)fst01205484
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Culp, Jason.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.

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