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Golden child / Claire Adam.

Adam, Claire, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013002365 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013002357 New Available -
Roseau Public Library ADA (Text) 35500006130460 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525572992
  • ISBN: 0525572996
  • Physical Description: 281 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : SJP for Hogarth, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    *Starred Review* Adam's first novel is a moving study of her native Trinidad centered around the Deyalsingh family: hardworking and determined father Clyde, ferociously protective if slightly wistful mother Joy, and their twin sons, Peter and Paul. Divided into three parts, the novel begins with 13-year-old Paul's disappearance after an argument with his father and moves backward, creating a vivid, affectionate portrait of both the island and the family. The second section focuses on the boys, who have been distinguished since early childhood by what others perceive as a noticeable disparity in intelligence. Peter is the smart one. Paul, who has been labeled slightly retarded, is anxious and likely dyslexic and lives in the shadow of his loving brother and under the unvoiced threat of being sent to an institution by his exasperated father. Adam's writing is luxuriant, evoking the atmospheric island setting and the complicated, worried lives lived under a near-constant sense of impending violence. Family squabbles over money turn menacing in part three, as Clyde faces a series of terrible decisions that spool out like a crime thriller. Heartbreaking and lovely, this is an important work by a promising new voice. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad. She lives in London.

Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Families > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > Fiction.
Trinidad > Fiction.
FICTION > Family Life > General.
FICTION > Psychological.
FICTION > Literary.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.

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