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Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019

Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

By Adam, Claire

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Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life IN A SOCIETY. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two so...ns, thirteen years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school. They are twins but nothing alike: Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for greatness. When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn't come home, Clyde is forced to go looking for him, this child who has caused him endless trouble already, and whom he has never really understood. And as the hours turn to days, and Clyde begins to understand Paul's fate, his world shatters-leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make. Claire Adam's devastating first novel compassionately brings to life different ways of experiencing the world. Like the Trinidadian landscape itself, GOLDEN CHILD is both beautiful and unsettling; a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal, and love.
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ISBN 9780571339815
Released NZ 4 Mar 2019
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
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ISBN-13 9780571339815
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 4 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
Edition Export - Airside ed
Author(s) By Adam, Claire
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 374g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Trinidad - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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