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Golden Child by Claire Adam
Literary fiction

Golden Child

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by Claire Adam

Quick take

A tale of two Caribbean twins—one a source of family pride, the other of shame—and the small betrayals that will alter their lives forever.

Good to know

  • Heavy read

  • Sad

  • International

  • Literary

Very challenging read

This is a literary read that builds slowly and contains motifs of violence.
Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress and avid reader.

Why I love it

The moment I read the first page of Claire Adam’s astonishing debut, it was obvious to me that I was experiencing a truly gifted writer telling a story about a place intimately known to her. By the last, utterly heartbreaking page, I knew I needed to share this book with as many people as possible. Golden Child is an emotional and page-turning story of scarcity, sacrifice, and betrayal set against...


Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons, 13 years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school. They are twins but nothing alike: Pau...


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    January 2019