The Unseen World (MP3 CD)

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By Liz Moore, Lisa Flanagan (Read by)
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Ada has not been raised like a typical daughter. David, her single, socially inept father, is a brilliant computer scientist who heads his own prestigious university lab. He home-schools Ada, which consisted largely of bringing her to work with him every day and teaching her overly-advanced subjects in the evenings. When David starts to show signs of dementia, 14-year-old Ada tries to keep their deteriorating household a secret. Inevitably, David is placed into a nursing home leaving Ada to be raised by Liston, one of his colleagues, along with her three sons. No longer able to communicate, it comes to light that David is perhaps not who everyone thought he was. Liz Moore, the author of Heft, brings us unforgettable characters faced with seemingly impossible circumstances.

— Carol


A heartbreaking and moving story about a daughter's quest to discover the truth about her father's hidden pastAda Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father--brilliant, eccentric, socially inept--to work every day. By twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. At the same time that the lab begins to gain acclaim, David's mind begins to falter and his mysterious past comes into question. When her father moves into a nursing home, Ada is taken in by one of David's colleagues. She embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. Eventually, Ada pioneers a type of software that enables her to make contact with her past and to reconcile the man she thought she knew with the truth.Praised for her ability to create quirky and unforgettable characters, Liz Moore has written a piercing story of a daughter's quest to restore the legacy of the father she desperately loves.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781504724371
ISBN-10: 1504724372
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Language: English