Akin

 Free on PDF ✓ AkinPDF Author Emma Donoghue × biography – passionbusiness.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Akin
  • Emma Donoghue
  • 21 December 2017
  • 0316491993

About the Author: Emma Donoghue

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Akin 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 in the next masterpiece from New York Times bestselling author 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 areakin 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. Read Akin by Emma Donoghue – passionbusiness.co.uk

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8 thoughts on “Akin

  1. Liz says:

    I ve enjoyed everything by Emma Donoghue that I ve read, so there was no doubting I was going to miss out on this With the frequency of grandparents taking care of grandkids because the parents are dead or incarcerated, it s just a slight stretch that a great uncle would get the call Noah, a 79 year old professor, gets just that request right before he s due to visit Nice, his place of birth and a place he hasn t seen since leaving when he was four As someone who s not a natural with kids, I I ve enjoyed everything by Emma Donoghue that I ve read, so there was no doubting I was going to miss out on this With the frequency of grandparents taking care of grandkids because the parents are dead or incarcerated, it s just a slight stretch that a great uncle would get the call Noah, a 79 year old professor, gets just that request right before he s due to visit Nice, his place of birth and a place he hasn t seen since leaving when he was four As someone who s not a natural with kids, I immediately bonded with Noah Donoghue totally gets that fight to k...

  2. Jill says:

    Emma Donoghue is a mesmerizing writer who is not afraid to take chances When reading her previous books Room, for example, or The Wonder I did not come up for air So my first reaction on her latest book was a bit of disappointment A retired New York professor s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young grand nephew to France in hopes of uncovering his own mother s secrets from World War II Really Hadn t I read the old man young boy child is father to the man story many times Emma Donoghue is a mesmerizing writer who is not afraid to take chances When reading her previous books Room, for example, or The Wonder I did not come up for air So my first reaction on her latest book was a bit of disappointment A retired New York professor s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young grand nephew to France in hopes of uncovering his own mother s secrets from World War II Really Hadn t I read the old man young boy child is father to the man story many times already Domenico Starnone s Ties, to name just one And World War II isn t that inevitably...

  3. Susan Johnson says:

    What a gem of a book I just love that it centers around an older person Noah is turning 80 who is still functioning with all his creaks in his body and quirks in his mind he talks to his dead wife for instance There is just not enough literature about older people and we have been blessed by Olive Kitteridge and now Noah Selvaggio, a former chemistry professor Through a series of circumstances, Noah becomes the temporary guardian of his 11 year old great nephew, Michael This is quite fr What a gem of a book I just love that it centers around an older person Noah is turning 80 who is still functioning with all his creaks in his body and quirks in his mind he talks to his dead wife for instance There is just not enough literature about older people and we have been blessed by Olive Kitteridge and now Noah Selvaggio, a former chemistry professor Through a series of circumstances, Noah becomes the temporary guardian of his 11 year old great nephew, Michael This is quite frustrating for a number of reasons Noah is ready to leave on a trip to his hometown of Nice, France, where he has not been since he was a young child He has never met Michael and, frankly, is not sure he s ready to take on a young boy But Michael has nowhere else to go so Noah makes the leap and decides to take Michael with him on the trip Michael certainly spices things up as you can imagine Meanwhile Noah is on the quest to discover the secret of his mother s pa...

  4. Umut Reviews says:

    I was really excited to read Donoghue s new book Akin, but I m kind of disappointed Noah is a 79 year old retired scientist, who s about to visit Nice, his birth place after so many years Suddenly, he learns that he s next of kin for Michael 11 years old , who s his great nephew His father died, and mother is in jail with noone to take care of him So, they have to start a forced relationship and travel to Nice together Michael isn t a child friendly person with no child of his own, and Mic I was really excited to read Donoghue s new book Akin, but I m kind of disappointed Noah is a 79 year old retired scientist, who s about to visit Nice, his birth place after so many years Suddenly, he learns that he s next of kin for Michael 11 years old , who s his great nephew His father died, and mother is in jail with noone to take care of him So, they have to start a forced relationship and travel to Nice together Michael isn t a child friendly person with no child of his own, and Michael is kind of a rebel boy In many ways, it reminded me of About A Boy The relationship between these two is intersting to read, it s well written and all Also, a mystery is introdu...

  5. SueLucie says:

    What appeared at first to be a story of an old man and a young boy foisted upon each other for a trip abroad for a week, finding they had things to learn from each other in the way of such stories, turned out to be so muchThis element is certainly there and the two characters are spot on, their interaction plays out realistically and I enjoyed their banter, but the author also introduces a little mystery as Noah seeks answers to his mother s war years in France The city of Nice is an ess What appeared at first to be a story of an old man and a young boy foisted upon each other for a trip abroad for a week, finding they had things to learn from each other in the way of such stories, turned out to be so muchThis element is certainly there and the two characters are spot on, their interaction plays out realistically and I enjoyed their banter, but the author also introduces a little mys...

  6. switterbug (Betsey) says:

    Akin adjective1 of kin related by blood2 allied by nature having the same properties3 having or showing an affinity kindredEmma Donoghue has quite the writer s chops She can do a stylistic, tragicomic period piece, like FROG MUSIC, or a boldly dramatic story, such as ROOM You can t fit her into a niche And whatever she writes, her characters are fully formed and could leap magnificently off the pages AKIN is no different in that way, a witty but poignant contemporary story with an old Akin adjective1 of kin related by blood2 allied by nature having the same properties3 having or showing an affinity kindredEmma Donoghue has quite the writer s chops She can do a stylistic, tragicomic period piece, like FROG MUSIC, or a boldly dramatic story, such as ROOM You can t fit her into a niche And whatever she writes, her characters are fully formed and could leap magnificently off the pages AKIN is no different in that way, a witty but poignant contemporary story with an old man and young boy at the center, thrown together by life s tragic circumstances Donoghue plays with the different definitions of the eponymous title, but with levity and nuance Yes, this is a tender, warm, affectionate and sometimes brutal narrative about the bonds of kin and some chemical bonds, too , as well as how history inches ever close to the present, and time rolls forward as it reaches back The future wasurgent than the past, even if the two wer...

  7. Linden says:

    Noah, a retired professor who is about to turn 80, is planning a trip to Nice, France, where he lived as a young child during the war Right before his departure, he s contacted by a social worker who says he s the only living relative who can take charge of Michael, his late nephew s son Michael s mother is in prison and his grandmother has recently died Noah winds up taking the boy to France with him, and the kid is so incredibly obnoxious sometimes it was hard to keep reading But Donogue Noah, a retired professor who is about to turn 80, is planning a trip to Nice, France, where he lived as a young child during the war Right before his departure, he s contacted by a social worker who says he s the only living relative who can take charge of Michael, his late nephew s son Michael s mother is in prison and his grandmother has recently died Noah winds up taking the boy to France with him, and the kid is so incredibly obn...

  8. Natalie says:

    For those of us that have read ROOM, there is no doubt that Donoghue can write beautifully about the relationship between a mother and child, but this book takes her writing to a new and beautiful level, exploring the relationship between an elderly man and his great nephew The two are thrown together when a desperate social worker searches for someone to serve as a guardian for the 11 year old rather than placing him in the foster care system Noah, a lonely, childless widower has been looking For those of us that have read ROOM, there is no doubt that Donoghue can write beautifully about the relationship between a mother and child, but this book takes her writing to a new and beautiful level, exploring the relationship between an elderly man and his great nephew The two are thrown together when a desperate social worker searches for someone to serve as a guardian for the 11 year old rather than placing him in the foster care system Noah, a lonely, childless widower has been looking forward to spending his 80th birthday in Nice, where he was born, and trying to un...