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The golden age, Joan London

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The golden age
Title
The golden age
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Joan London
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eng
Summary
Escaping the perils of World War II Hungary for Australia, Frank is diagnosed with polio and sent to a children's hospital where he falls in love with a fellow patient while their families struggle to adjust to life in a new culture
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Title
The golden age
Creator
Summary
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.
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Award
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 2015.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2015.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2015.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2015.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430086
Cataloging source
FMG
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.L62
LC item number
G65 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Joan London
The golden age, Joan London

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