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Akin - Emma Donoghue

Akin - Emma Donoghue

Title: Akin

Author:  Emma Donoghue

ISBN:  9781529019964

Weight:  873 g

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Akin by Emma Donoghue

Bestselling author of Room, Emma Donoghue returns with her new masterpiece, Akin, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family.

Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew.  Though he has never met the boy, he gets talked into taking him along to France.

This odd couple, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, argue about everything from steak haché to screen time, and the trip is looking like a disaster.  But as Michael’s sharp eye and ease with tech help Noah unearth troubling details about their family’s past, both come to grasp the risks that loved ones take for one another, and find they are more akin than they knew.

Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a young boy who unpick their painful stories and embark on writing a new one together.

Peer & Press Reviews

Donoghue’s story-telling skills are in fine form in her new, quick-paced novel…  Although Donoghue’s lively tale has many attractions, its most appealing is the repartee between uncle and nephew, crisp, peevish exchanges which underscore the gulfs which exist between generations…  Donoghue’s sparkling story is both inventive and thought-provoking.

London Free Press

There’s some weighty stuff nimbly woven into this highly enjoyable novel – the Holocaust; the blighting effects of poverty; American police corruption.  Yet it’s consistently sprightly.  The bickering and bantering of the sparring duo keeps things skipping along and Donoghue’s fondness for her odd couple radiates winningly off the page.  The scenario is intriguing and the finale touching.

Daily Mail

Donoghue nestles a quiet mystery in the growing relationship between two different family members…  Readers interested in World War II or family drama will find this a fascinating read.

Library Journal

Bibliographic Info

Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.

(Printed on this page is the book’s title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)

Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781529019964
ISBN 101529019966
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 143 x 33mm
Design Credits
Author photographAndrew Bainbridge
Jacket designMargaret Lonergan and Picador Art Department
Jacket illustrationBased on the photograph Promenade des Anglais by Martin Hürlimann, 1937 © Fotostiftung Schweiz

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