Golden Child

Hardback edition released 17/01/2019

by Claire Adam

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Debuts Literary Fiction Sharing Diverse Voices

Golden Child Synopsis

Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2019

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 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 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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571339808
Publication date: 17th January 2019
Author: Claire Adam
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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About Claire Adam

Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She was educated in the US and now lives in London with her husband and two children. Golden Child is her first novel.

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