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Golden Child: A Novel

Claire Adam
Format
Book
Published
New York : SJP for Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, [2019]
Edition
First United States edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780525572992, 0525572996, 9780525573012
Summary
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.
In rural Trinidad a family, quietly surviving, tries 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 are twins but nothing alike: Paul is considered odd; Peter is believed to be a genius. When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn't come home, Clyde goes looking for this child who he has never really understood. As Clyde begins to understand Paul's fate, his world shatters-- leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make. -- adapted from jacket
Description
281 pages ; 22 cm
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