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              Books by Claire Adam

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              Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019
               

              Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019 (Paperback, Main)

              By Adam, Claire

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              A father steps out into the night to search for his son. As the hours turn into days, this man will learn many things. He will learn about sacrifice and the nature of love - and he will be forced to act. Claire Adam's electrifying first novel reckons with the secrets of the human... heart.
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              ISBN 9780571339822
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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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
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              Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019
                

              Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019 (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Adam, Claire

              BOOK OF THE YEAR (Evening Standard and The Times) WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FIRST BOOK AWARDIt's dark now; the bats are out. Insects knock against the light on the patio and the dog sits at the gate. A boy has not returned home... and a family anxiously awaits. A father steps out into the night to search for his son.As the hours turn into days, this man will learn many things. He will learn about being a father to twin boys who are in no way alike. He will learn how dangerous hopes and dreams can be. He will learn truths about Trinidad, about his family, and himself. He will question received wisdom and question his judgement. He will learn about sacrifice and the nature of love - and he will be forced to act.Claire Adam's electrifying first novel reckons with the secrets of the human heart. It tells a story about wanting more for our children; it casts its spell with uncommon wisdom and grace.
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              ISBN 9780571339839
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              Released NZ 15 Jan 2019
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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              Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019
               

              Golden Child: Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2019 (Hardback, Main)

              By Adam, Claire

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              A father steps out into the night to search for his son. As the hours turn into days, this man will learn many things. He will learn about sacrifice and the nature of love - and he will be forced to act. Claire Adam's electrifying first novel reckons with the secrets of the human... heart.
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              ISBN 9780571339808
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2019
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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              Golden Child
                 

              Golden Child (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Adam, Claire

              • RRP: $90.99
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              Published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber UK --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781432864545
              Released NZ 29 May 2019
              Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
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              Golden Child
               

              Golden Child (Hardback)

              By Adam, Claire

              • RRP: $55.50
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              Published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber UK --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780525572992
              Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher Sjp for Hogarth
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              Golden Child
               

              Golden Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Adam, Claire

              • RRP: $36.99
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              A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE - Golden Child is a stunning novel written with force and beauty. Though true to herself, Adam...'s work stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S. Naipaul. --Jennifer Clement, author of Gun Love Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons, 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 who 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. Like the Trinidadian landscape itself, Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling, a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal, and love. Praise for Golden Child In fluid and uncluttered prose, Golden Child weaves an enveloping portrait of an insular social order in which the claustrophobic support of family and neighbors coexists with an omnipresent threat from the same corners. --The New York Times Book Review [A] powerful debut . . . a devastating family portrait--and a fascinating window into Trinidadian society. --People [An] emotionally potent debut novel . . . with a spare, evocative style, Adam (a Trinidad native) evokes the island's complexity during the mid-'80s, when the novel is mostly set: the tenu
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              ISBN 9780525573005
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
              Publisher Hogarth Press
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