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Akin

Akin


作者  /  Emma Donoghue

出版社 / PICADOR

出版日期 / 2019/09/19

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$499

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暢銷冠軍《不存在的房間》作者愛瑪‧唐納修扣人心弦之作

充滿歡笑、淚水和滿滿的希望

 Noah Selvaggio是一位居住在上西城的退休化學教授。最近他準備安排自己回去兒時故鄉法國尼斯旅遊,同時探索幾張他從母親遺留的照片中所發現的疑點。但他突然接到社福單位的電話:他有一個從未見過11歲大的外孫,需要有監護人看管他。基於身為唯一親人的義務,他帶著外孫Michael一同前往這段尋鄉之旅。

 迷人的蔚藍海岸早已與兒時的回憶大不相同,似乎還殘留著當時被納粹占領的痕跡。不熟悉的兩人因為時差和文化差異,不時為各種小事鬥嘴。但Noah逐漸開始欣賞男孩頑強的性格和智慧,而Michael則透過敏銳的觀察幫助Noah挖掘許多家庭令人不安的過往。兩人都為所愛之人努力與犧牲,也漸漸發現兩人之間的獨特的相似之處。


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 long-awaited first trip back to Nice, prompted by 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 his eleven-year-old great-nephew, a stranger to him. Michael's mother is in prison and his father is dead of an apparent overdose: he urgently needs someone to take him in. 
Plagued by guilt and a feeling of duty to his dead sister (Michael's grandmother), Noah agrees to foster the kid 'just for couple of weeks’ and takes him along on his visit to Nice. This unlikely duo, both feeling adrift in their lives and suffering from culture shock, argue about everything from steak frites to Snapchat.
Noah is disappointed by how much Nice has changed since he left, though the sea breeze is familiar and the old buildings still charming. When sharp-eyed Michael identifies the historic Hotel Excelsior in one of Noah's photographs, they decide to check in - but once inside their luxury suite, Noah's perception of his ancestral heritage starts to crack.
Shocking stories of the Nazi occupation surface: a hotel re-purposed for torture, a secret resistance movement, and Noah's mysterious mother on the front lines of history. As dark truths about this famous tourist mecca come to light, Noah learns to appreciate Michael's street-smart wit and ease with technology. He finally grasps the great risks people in all ages have taken for their kin.
Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a heart wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their family's painful story and start to write a new one together.








詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681782002000
ISBN 13 /9781529019971
ISBN 10 /1529019974
EAN /9781529019971

頁數352
尺寸23.4X15.3X0CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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