Présentation de l'éditeur
The current generation's best and brightest "live and learn" on Northport University's picturesque Ivy League campus— a mosaic of talents, creeds, and skin colors united in their desire to make the world a better place. Senior Jason Curran is the epitome of the Northport student: an Australian martial artist who speaks fifteen languages and majors simultaneously in Neuroscience and Engineering. Yet all his life Jason has been slightly out of tune with the world outside of him. Northport is no different: if he is a perfect fit on paper, the brilliant but reclusive student does not fit in on campus, whose hidden social curriculum he fails to navigate, instead focusing obsessively, and alone, on a mysterious project.
Overnight, Jason's orderly life is thrown upside down when Northport abruptly and inexplicably suspends him based on grave allegations. Can he restore his reputation and overcome his social isolation, which is brought to a whole new level by these accusations? Turmoil, romance, exotic locations, and a relentless investigation by a determined Northport Dean are all brought together in Jason's thrilling multi-continent quest for understanding, invention, redemption, and the realization that social awkwardness is not a crime.
Biographie de l'auteur
Princeton University student Idir N. Aitsahalia's first name means "life" in Kabyle, a native language of North Africa's indigenous Berber people. Born in Chicago to a French mother and an Algerian father, Idir grew up in an academic family and knows a thing or two about college campuses. He has traveled to over fifty countries and speaks nine languages. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting vintage LEGO models, discovering new ethnic foods, and singing opera in the shower. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey and has worked in several startup companies before going to Princeton, where he studies Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Idir is the author of Northport Books®'s first publication, Slightly out of Tune, a contemporary coming-of-age novel about a brilliant but socially awkward Ivy League student suspended for alleged international crimes. With the release of his debut novel, Idir plans to launch the Northport Saga, a series of novels and short stories set at Northport University, a fictional Ivy League campus in New York State. He is also working on Beyond the College Bubble: Discovering Princeton, a travel guide to the area around his home campus, and several picture books satirizing contemporary college life in the United States.