Book cover for Akin



23 July 2020
352 pages
Imprint: Picador


An important, touching novel that stays with you long after you’re done reading it
Highly emotional but never sentimental
If Room forced home truths on us, about parenthood, responsibility and love, Akin deals with similar subject matter more subtly, but in the end just as compellingly . . . This is a quietly moving novel that shows us how little we know one another, but how little, perhaps, we need to know in order to care
Akin offers a subtle, entertaining portrait of the relationship — and friction — between age and youth