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Golden Child By Claire Adam Golden Child A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity loyalty and loveRural Trinidad a brick house on stilts surrounded b

  • Title: Golden Child
  • Author: Claire Adam
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Golden Child By Claire Adam A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and loveRural 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 A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and loveRural 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Published January 29th 2019 by SJP for Hogarth first publis
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    1. Sarah Jessica Parker on said:

      It is my great pleasure to present Claire Adam s debut novel Golden Child, the second book on the SJP for Hogarth list, coming January 2019 Golden Child is a perfect example of the kind of book I have always loved best it s a story that brings otherwise faraway places into focus and allows us to see the world in a new way, illuminating with resounding empathy and humanity all the losses, loves, and profound truths of others lives In Claire s spare and elegant prose, the remote country of Tri It [...]

    2. Angela M on said:

      3.5 stars rounded upThis is the second book I ve read this year with parents treating their children differently believing that one over the other has a better chance at a successful life, believing that one is better than the other An awful thing really, especially when a choice results in dire consequences, a choice that I could not imagine in a million years making, a choice that in my view never had to be made, a moral dilemma which I found difficult to even see as a dilemma Clyde, seems t 3 [...]

    3. Liz on said:

      Ok, I m not proud I will admit to requesting this book on netgalley because of the celebrity tie in This Is the second book chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker under her new job as a publisher for Hogarth and I was just flat out curious to see what I thought of her book picking skills The story takes place in 1980s Trinidad Adam gets the mood exactly right the sense of lawlessness, the lack of societal safeguards Guard dogs patrol everyone s yards A teenage boy walks off after school and does Ok, I m [...]

    4. Esil on said:

      It s hard to write about Golden Child without giving too much away I thought it was a superb little book, but, boy, does it dredge up a lot of strong emotions Set in Trinidad, the story focuses on Clyde and Joy, and their twin sons Peter and Paul Peter is exceptionally academically talented Paul was born with his umbilical cord around his neck which leads his family to refer to him as retarded The ensuing family dynamics and unfolding events are heartbreaking and not for the feint of hear It s h [...]

    5. Diane S ☔ on said:

      Myths of family, something a family y strongly believes which allows them to act and to make the decisions they feel are right The Deyalsinghs of Trinidad, both Joy and Clyde the descendants of Indian immigrants, have two sons, teins Peter and Paul Though they love both Paul is considered slow due to deprivation of oxygen at birth Peter is the gollden child, the smart one, headed for success When the book opens a teenage Paul is not to be found Claire Adams, our author, was born in Trinidad Myth [...]

    6. Karen on said:

      I really wanted this to be very good, after having read the first SJP for Hogarth pick and loving it but this was sorely lacking for me.This novel was set in Trinidad and it did give a real sense of place and life there, and I was quite enjoying it at first the story of twin boys born with one twin having difficulty from the start, and ending up labeled as retarded.This is the story of their life growing up in this place and the family dynamics that surrounded them, how one twin was favored I re [...]

    7. Cheri on said:

      3.5 StarsSet in 1980 s Trinidad, this gives the reader a somewhat raw but complete sense of time and place and the ins and outs of the life of this family Twin boys, who are thirteen as this story takes place, Paul was oxygen deprived during birth that affects his learning, and the other twin, Paul, who excels in school and considered to be intellectually gifted As such, Paul tends to get positive attention from those around him.Their home sits surrounded by bush, set up from the ground 3.5 Star [...]

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