The Golden Age

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The Golden Age by Joan London

Synopsis: It is 1954 and thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia. At the Golden Age Children’s Polio Convalescent Home in Perth, he sees Elsa, a fellow patient, and they form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love and desire, music, death, and poetry. It is a place where children must learn they’re alone, even within their families.

Subtle, moving and remarkably lovely, The Golden Age evokes a time past and a yearning for deep connection, from one of Australia’s finest and most-loved novelists.

Published: August 2015 | ISBN: 9780857989000

Mini-bio: Joan Elizabeth London is an Australian author of short stories, screenplays and novels. She graduated from the University of Western Australia having studied English and French, has taught English as a second language and is a bookseller. Wikipedia

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Paperback Edition: The Golden Age: A Novel
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