Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Golden Age by Joan London

This is a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life. From one of Australia's most loved novelists. He felt like a pirate landing on an island of little maimed animals. A great wave had swept them up and dumped them here. All of them, like him, stranded, wanting to go home. 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 Hospital 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. Where children must learn that they are alone, even within their families. Written in Joan London's customary clear-eyed prose, The Golden Age evokes a time past and a yearning for deep connection. It is a rare and precious gem of a book from one of Australia's finest novelists. 'London's prose is a seamlessly shifting blend of poetry, pathos and humor' Washington Post

Buy The Golden Age by Joan London from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781741666441
ISBN-10: 1741666449
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 154mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions - The Golden Age by Joan London

Book Reviews - The Golden Age by Joan London

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Golden Age book by Joan London and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Joan London

Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories, Sister Ships, which won the Age Book of the Year in 1986, and Letter to Constantine, which won the Steele Rudd Award in 1994 and the West Australian Premier s Award for Fiction. These stories have been published in one volume as The New Dark Age. Her first novel, Gilgamesh, was published in 2001, won the Age Book of the Year for Fiction in 2002 and was longlisted for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, The Good Parents, was published in April 2008 and won the 2009 Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the NSW Premier s Literary awards. Joan London s books have all been published internationally to critical acclaim. The Golden Age (2014) is her third novel.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought The Golden Age by Joan London also bought the following titles:

Books By Joan London

Gilgamesh by Joan London
Paperback, March 2018
$17.99 $19.99
Golden Age by Joan London
Paperback, March 2018
$17.99 $19.99
Good Parents by Joan London
Paperback, April 2009
$17.99 $19.99
New Dark Age by Joan London
Paperback, March 2010
$17.99 $19.99