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Scotiabank Giller Prize and Man Booker Prize finalist Emma Donoghue returns with her first novel since The Wonder, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family A widower at seventy-nine, Noah is about to fly to Nice, hoping to uncover his mother’s wartime secrets. When a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, a great-nephew Noah’s never met, she manages to talk him into taking the eleven-year-old along. Between jet lag, culture shock and squabbles about everything from steak haché to screen time, the trip starts looking like a disaster. But as this odd couple comes to understand the risks people have always taken for their loved ones, they find they’re more akin than they thought. Michael’s wit and street smarts could help Noah unearth their buried family histories and even hatch plans for an uncertain future.