Golden Child

Golden Child

A Novel

Book - 2019
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A family tries to survive in rural Trinidad, when one thirteen year old twin boy walks into the bush one evening and does not come home. Clyde, the father, is forced to go looking and when he learnes his son's fate, his world is shattered.
Publisher: New York : SJP for Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, [2019]
Edition: First United States edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525572992
Branch Call Number: FIC ADAM, CLAIRE
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 08, 2019

"Beautiful and unsettling," as one reviewer described "Golden Child?" How about: Depressing, meandering and rather pointless? I really don't grasp the accolades for Adam's debut novel. It's heartbreaking, because the one character who was sufficiently fleshed out is slowly destroyed from the inside out, then from the outside in. This isn't beautiful!

Jan 20, 2019

A Sophie's choice set in rural Trinidad; a book for readers who enjoy the writing of a novel, as Adam misses the opportunity to make any of our characters -- even poor Paul -- resonate. What a stunner this book could have been, touching on class, family, jealousy, and corruption, if we had only been able to better know the players.


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