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Akin

(2019)
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In her first contemporary novel since Room, best-selling author Emma Donoghue returns with her next masterpiece, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family.

A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets.

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 11-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 hache to screen time, and the trip is looking like a disaster. But as Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past, both of them come to grasp the risks that 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 a huge best-seller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-5290-1996-6 / 978-1-5290-1996-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: AKIN
Author(s): EMMA DONOGHUE
ISBN: 1-4726-2647-8 / 978-1-4726-2647-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: MACMILLAN
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-42587-7 / 978-0-316-42587-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-49199-3 / 978-0-316-49199-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Akin: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4434-5894-5 / 978-1-4434-5894-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-49196-9 / 978-0-316-49196-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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June 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-5290-1998-2 / 978-1-5290-1998-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-5290-1997-4 / 978-1-5290-1997-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-5290-3484-1 / 978-1-5290-3484-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
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October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Akin: Library Edition
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-5491-0013-0 / 978-1-5491-0013-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-5491-7820-2 / 978-1-5491-7820-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
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October 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
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September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Akin
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Akin: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA