|Pages/Publication Date:||339 / 2019|
Days away from his first sojourn back to the French Riviera, where he hopes to uncover mysteries from his wartime childhood, retired professor Noah Selvaggio is called on by a social worker to step in as temporary guardian for his great-nephew Michael. The pair do not hit it off, bickering about everything from steak-frites to screen time, and the trip looks like a disaster. But in this contemporary novel from Emma Donoghue—as tender and as psychologically acute as her wildly popular Room—Michael's tech skills and his sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past. They find that people of every generation take risks on behalf of their loved ones, and realize they are more akin than they knew.