Golden Child

Golden Child

Claire Adam / Aug 22, 2019

Golden Child A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity loyalty and loveRural Trinidad a brick house on stilts surrounded b

  • Title: Golden Child
  • Author: Claire Adam
  • ISBN: Golden Child
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  • Page: 324
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  • A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and loveRural 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 A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and loveRural 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, thirteen years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school They are twins but nothing alike Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for greatness.When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn t come home, Clyde is forced to go looking for him, this child who has caused him endless trouble already, and who he has never really understood And as the hours turn to days, and Clyde begins to understand Paul s fate, his world shatters leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make.Like the Trinidadian landscape itself, Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal, and love Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Published January 29th 2019 by SJP for Hogarth first published January 15th 2019 More Details Original Title Golden Child ISBN 0525572996 ISBN13 9780525572992 Edition Language English Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details 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book on the SJP for Hogarth list, coming January 2019 Golden Child is a perfect example of the kind of book I have always loved best it s a story that brings otherwise faraway places into focus and allows us to see the world in a new way, illuminating with resounding empathy and humanity all the losses, loves, and profound truths of others lives In Claire s spare and elegant prose, the remote country of Tri It is my great pleasure to present Claire Adam s debut novel Golden Child, the second book on the SJP for Hogarth list, coming January 2019 Golden Child is a perfect example of the kind of book I have always loved best it s a story that brings otherwise faraway places into focus and allows us to see the world in a new way, illuminating with resounding empathy and humanity all the losses, loves, and profound truths of others lives In Claire s spare and elegant prose, the remote country of Trinidad is brought to life with a simmering lyricism and quiet and secretive agony, and the characters she s crafted feel real, immediate, and thrillingly truthful Golden Child is an important, unforgettable story, and I am honored to be able to share it with you flag 508 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Natasha Hinton Isgh Dec 27, 2018 08 26PM Sarah Jessica Parker I m so thrilled Golden Child is finally out in the world and now available for readers everywhere Thank you so much for your early feedback and I loo I m so thrilled Golden Child is finally out in the world and now available for readers everywhere Thank you so much for your early feedback and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about this unforgettable story Jan 29, 2019 10 16AM Jan 19, 2019 Angela M rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley reviews 3.5 stars rounded upThis is the second book I ve read this year with parents treating their children differently believing that one over the other has a better chance at a successful life, believing that one is better than the other An awful thing really, especially when a choice results in dire consequences, a choice that I could not imagine in a million years making, a choice that in my view never had to be made, a moral dilemma which I found difficult to even see as a dilemma Clyde, seems t 3.5 stars rounded upThis is the second book I ve read this year with parents treating their children differently believing that one over the other has a better chance at a successful life, believing that one is better than the other An awful thing really, especially when a choice results in dire consequences, a choice that I could not imagine in a million years making, a choice that in my view never had to be made, a moral dilemma which I found difficult to even see as a dilemma Clyde, seems to be barely getting by in a job at a petroleum plant, living with his wife Joy and their twin teenage sons Peter and Paul in an old house in Trinidad Recognizing the importance of an education and a way out for his son Peter, who is singled out at school as not just smart but gifted, Clyde focuses on what it would take for Peter to go to college and through the generosity of an Uncle , this could be possible Paul who had the cord around his neck at birth has been deemed retarded and crazy is considered so by his parents I couldn t help but think that Paul hasn t done well because it wasn t expected that he would Paul for me was the most clearly defined character and it was a shame that his family did not see him for who he really was It s hard to tell about what happens without giving the story away I can only say that I was heartbroken and disturbed Perhaps, this is meant to give us an understanding of life on this island, Trinidad and while the author does a good job of taking us through Clyde s thoughts and his perspective, I just could not begin to understand his decision, let alone accept it This was a difficult read on an emotional level so I m glad that I read it with Diane and Esil.I received an advanced copy of this book from Sip for Hogarth Crown through NetGalley flag 139 likesLike see review View all 70 comments Jan 06, 2019 Liz rated it liked it Shelves netgalley Ok, I m not proud I will admit to requesting this book on netgalley because of the celebrity tie in This Is the second book chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker under her new job as a publisher for Hogarth and I was just flat out curious to see what I thought of her book picking skills The story takes place in 1980s Trinidad Adam gets the mood exactly right the sense of lawlessness, the lack of societal safeguards Guard dogs patrol everyone s yards A teenage boy walks off after school and does Ok, I m not proud I will admit to requesting this book on netgalley because of the celebrity tie in This Is the second book chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker under her new job as a publisher for Hogarth and I was just flat out curious to see what I thought of her book picking skills The story takes place in 1980s Trinidad Adam gets the mood exactly right the sense of lawlessness, the lack of societal safeguards Guard dogs patrol everyone s yards A teenage boy walks off after school and doesn t return His father alternates between being worried and furious Anyone who has raised teenagers understands his emotions exactly The book then takes us back in time Paul is one of two twins While being born, the cord wrapped around his neck depriving him of oxygen and leading to him having learning disabilities His brother, Peter, on the other hand, is a genius We learn all about the struggles the family endures trying to give each son equal opportunities despite their different abilities It s not until the point that Clyde is faced with his big decision And it s so obvious what is going to transpire that there was no sense of suspense The last third of the book is heartbreaking but predictable So, great sense of place, but beyond that, I was less than impressed My thanks to netgalley and SJP for an advance copy of this book flag 102 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Maureen Rick Did not enjoy the first book,so slow and quite boring,not racing to read this book,sounds of the same Jan 31, 2019 08 49AM Liz Maureen wrote Did not enjoy the first book,so slow and quite boring,not racing to read this book,sounds of the same I still need to read her f Maureen wrote Did not enjoy the first book,so slow and quite boring,not racing to read this book,sounds of the same I still need to read her first choice My book club is reading it in February Sorry to see it didn t work for you either Jan 31, 2019 10 24AM Jan 20, 2019 Esil rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley It s hard to write about Golden Child without giving too much away I thought it was a superb little book, but, boy, does it dredge up a lot of strong emotions Set in Trinidad, the story focuses on Clyde and Joy, and their twin sons Peter and Paul Peter is exceptionally academically talented Paul was born with his umbilical cord around his neck which leads his family to refer to him as retarded The ensuing family dynamics and unfolding events are heartbreaking and not for the feint of hear It s hard to write about Golden Child without giving too much away I thought it was a superb little book, but, boy, does it dredge up a lot of strong emotions Set in Trinidad, the story focuses on Clyde and Joy, and their twin sons Peter and Paul Peter is exceptionally academically talented Paul was born with his umbilical cord around his neck which leads his family to refer to him as retarded The ensuing family dynamics and unfolding events are heartbreaking and not for the feint of heart or for those who like tidy moral endings But I was very impressed with how Adam tells this story She brought me right into the characters heads and into their world on the island of Trinidad This is a book with a strong sense of character and place, that left me with strong emotions This was also a great book to read as a buddy read with Diane and Angela Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an opportunity to read an advance copy flag 73 likesLike see review View all 35 comments Esil Staci wrote Well said I absolutely agree Thanks Staci Glad you liked it too Jan 31, 2019 05 21PM Deanna Sounds like a good one Great review 11 hours, 4 min ago Jan 21, 2019 Diane S rated it really liked it Shelves lor 2019 Myths of family, something a family y strongly believes which allows them to act and to make the decisions they feel are right The Deyalsinghs of Trinidad, both Joy and Clyde the descendants of Indian immigrants, have two sons, teins Peter and Paul Though they love both Paul is considered slow due to deprivation of oxygen at birth Peter is the gollden child, the smart one, headed for success When the book opens a teenage Paul is not to be found Claire Adams, our author, was born in Trinidad Myths of family, something a family y strongly believes which allows them to act and to make the decisions they feel are right The Deyalsinghs of Trinidad, both Joy and Clyde the descendants of Indian immigrants, have two sons, teins Peter and Paul Though they love both Paul is considered slow due to deprivation of oxygen at birth Peter is the gollden child, the smart one, headed for success When the book opens a teenage Paul is not to be found Claire Adams, our author, was born in Trinidad so it is not surprising that her descriptions of the area, the food, the political climate and family dynamics are so ably portrayed In this book a very important decision has to be made, one no parent would have to make, but what leads up to this decision is the Crux of the novel We gain a keen insight into not only the characters, but also the way this family lives and how their relationships are formed.One knows they have been strongly pulled into a book when one finishes the book, and it leaves them both sad and angry It also refuses to leave my mind, as I as a parent so strongly disagree with some of the actions within and the decision made Enough said, read it for yourself and see how you feel and what you think about what you read.A mid month read with my reading buddies Angela and Esil As usual enjoyed our discussionC from Edelweiss flag 72 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Jan 12, 2019 Karen rated it liked it I really wanted this to be very good, after having read the first SJP for Hogarth pick and loving it but this was sorely lacking for me.This novel was set in Trinidad and it did give a real sense of place and life there, and I was quite enjoying it at first the story of twin boys born with one twin having difficulty from the start, and ending up labeled as retarded.This is the story of their life growing up in this place and the family dynamics that surrounded them, how one twin was favored I really wanted this to be very good, after having read the first SJP for Hogarth pick and loving it but this was sorely lacking for me.This novel was set in Trinidad and it did give a real sense of place and life there, and I was quite enjoying it at first the story of twin boys born with one twin having difficulty from the start, and ending up labeled as retarded.This is the story of their life growing up in this place and the family dynamics that surrounded them, how one twin was favored, and an impossible decision that had to be made.Thank you to Netgalley and SJP for Hogarth for the advanced copy flag 59 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Jan 16, 2019 Cheri rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, trinidad, publisher sjp for hogarth, 1980s 3.5 StarsSet in 1980 s Trinidad, this gives the reader a somewhat raw but complete sense of time and place and the ins and outs of the life of this family Twin boys, who are thirteen as this story takes place, Paul was oxygen deprived during birth that affects his learning, and the other twin, Paul, who excels in school and considered to be intellectually gifted As such, Paul tends to get positive attention from those around him.Their home sits surrounded by bush, set up from the ground 3.5 StarsSet in 1980 s Trinidad, this gives the reader a somewhat raw but complete sense of time and place and the ins and outs of the life of this family Twin boys, who are thirteen as this story takes place, Paul was oxygen deprived during birth that affects his learning, and the other twin, Paul, who excels in school and considered to be intellectually gifted As such, Paul tends to get positive attention from those around him.Their home sits surrounded by bush, set up from the ground on stilts, and their life has been good, but not easy The father, Clyde, works long hours, the boys travel far to attend their school in Port of Spain, while Joy, the wife mother, takes care of their home, and them There are dangers outside that they are aware of, but they are careful to lock their doors and take precautions when outside And then one day, Paul doesn t come home as the afternoon fades into evening, so Clyde goes looking for him, internally focused on how much trouble this son has caused him already, all the worrying he puts them through He eventually gives up, calls off his search for the evening and returns home focusing on the retribution coming Paul s way when he finds him While I didn t love this, I felt this debut novel showed a lot of promise The lovely descriptive writing of the place was the highlight for me, but the story which should have been incredibly moving seemed to be told in such a matter of fact way that the telling seemed somewhat devoid of emotion Golden Child is the latest SJP for Hogarth selection.Pub Date 29 Jan 2019 Many thanks for the ARC provided by Crown Publishing SJP for Hogarth flag 42 likesLike see review View all 27 comments Kevin Ansbro Wonderfully presented and honest, Cheri Great job Jan 30, 2019 09 57PM Fran Awesome review, Cheri Jan 31, 2019 01 10AM Jan 22, 2019 Janelle She Reads with Cats rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary literary fiction, 2019, from publisher, to be reviewed Many thanks to Hogarth Books for my free copy of GOLDEN CHILDThis is a profound, beautifully rendered debut novel set in 1980 s rural Trinidad with unforgettable characters.We follow twin brothers, Paul and Peter, who are nothing alike Paul, through a difficult birth was born with a learning disability and Peter is intellectually gifted Their parents, Joy and Clyde, have determined very early on the fate of their two children We follow the brothers through childhood, but at thirteen years old Many thanks to Hogarth Books for my free copy of GOLDEN CHILDThis is a profound, beautifully rendered debut novel set in 1980 s rural Trinidad with unforgettable characters.We follow twin brothers, Paul and Peter, who are nothing alike Paul, through a difficult birth was born with a learning disability and Peter is intellectually gifted Their parents, Joy and Clyde, have determined very early on the fate of their two children We follow the brothers through childhood, but at thirteen years old, one brother goes missing under appalling circumstances At this point, we see the aftermath of this deeply disturbing event.A good portion of the narrative is from Clyde s perspective, some from Peter, and their teacher Father Kavanagh The style in which the voices seamlessly switch back and forth is brilliant The language is elegant and lyrical with colorful, visceral imagery of Trinidad Adam sets the mood of time and place so perfectly, we are literarily transported to where these characters are The intense look into how self fulfilling prophecies can cause a rift in family dynamics was interesting, however there is some incredibly difficult content to process it is hard to fathom the betrayal and the decisions that are forced to be made And although it is a bit predictable, it did not lessen my emotional heartbreak.Thank you Sarah Jessica Parker SJP for Hogarth for bringing this book into my life I will most definitely read whatever Adam comes out with next flag 31 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 BookOfCinz rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reads, all the feels, believe the hype, caribbean books, bookofcinzshelf, debut, edge of your pages, loved I received an advanced reader copy of Claire Adam s Golden Child from the amazing people over at Hogarth s Publishing Golden Child will be on sale in January 2019 and I definitely recommend you grabbing a copy of this amazing novel Set in Trinidad and Tobago in what I am assuming is the 1980s we meet the Deyalsingh family father Clyde, mother Joy and their twin sons Paul and Peter The family lives in the rural part of Trinidad and Tobago in a home that s been in the family for generation I received an advanced reader copy of Claire Adam s Golden Child from the amazing people over at Hogarth s Publishing Golden Child will be on sale in January 2019 and I definitely recommend you grabbing a copy of this amazing novel Set in Trinidad and Tobago in what I am assuming is the 1980s we meet the Deyalsingh family father Clyde, mother Joy and their twin sons Paul and Peter The family lives in the rural part of Trinidad and Tobago in a home that s been in the family for generations The father Clyde is a humble yet proud man who is trying his very best to provide for his family even in difficult circumstances Things got a bit difficult after the birth of their twin While Peter was delivered without complications, Paul suffered lack of oxygen along with other complications, while he survived his difficult birth will be a foreshadowing of his life Peter is deemed a genius by his family and teachers while Paul is labelled as not normal One evening Paul goes walking into the bush but does not come home Joy and Peter are worried about what might happen to him Clyde goes in search of his missing son who he had a terrible fight with some days before While searching for his son Clyde thinks of all the possible reasons for his disappearance but nothing comes close to why he is actually missing I finished this book two days ago and I am still being haunted by what took place This book pulls you in from the very first chapter Adam pulls the strings so tight in this book, the tension and build up is palatable, some moments I actually had to remind myself to breathe What I loved most was how imperfect and authentic the characters were, especially Clyde who is forced to make a decision no parent should make Claire Adam s writing is enthralling and beautiful As a Jamaican living in Trinidad and Tobago for the last four years, I can say, with my limited knowledge that Adam perfectly captures the culture and social nuisances of this country Golden Child is a deeply moving story about family, love, betrayal and resilience I cannot wait for everyone to read this because I know this will be a major hit for 2019 HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS flag 31 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 22, 2018 Elizabeth added it Shelves fiction, books of your life with elizabeth, sarah jessica parker recommends, caribbean Golden Child tells the story of Clyde and Joy and their two teenage sons, Paul and Peter When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn t come home, his parents are faced with an agonizing decision It s a window into life on Trinidad, a country that I am not familiar with Adams writes beautiful, economic prose, and her story has palpable movement and pathos The descriptions of the social and economic structure of Trinidad are detailed Clyde and Joy strive to make it through each Golden Child tells the story of Clyde and Joy and their two teenage sons, Paul and Peter When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn t come home, his parents are faced with an agonizing decision It s a window into life on Trinidad, a country that I am not familiar with Adams writes beautiful, economic prose, and her story has palpable movement and pathos The descriptions of the social and economic structure of Trinidad are detailed Clyde and Joy strive to make it through each day in a place where corruption is deeply ingrained and the reader is able to watch how it wears them down It s also a compelling portrayal of the perils of parenting in a highly challenging environment It s well written and subtle, a powerful combination flag 21 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 30, 2018 Book of the Month added it Why I love itby Siobhan JonesStories about twins don t often interest me because I am one I know well the way people pit you against one another, the scaries of becoming the lesser half But Golden Child, a book about two 13 year old brothers, captured my interest immediately Maybe it was the unusual setting, rural Trinidad, or the style sparse, muscular prose My point is, I knew from page one this book was special and that I wasn t reading some humdrum sibling rivalry tale.Picture a family Why I love itby Siobhan JonesStories about twins don t often interest me because I am one I know well the way people pit you against one another, the scaries of becoming the lesser half But Golden Child, a book about two 13 year old brothers, captured my interest immediately Maybe it was the unusual setting, rural Trinidad, or the style sparse, muscular prose My point is, I knew from page one this book was special and that I wasn t reading some humdrum sibling rivalry tale.Picture a family an uneducated father struggling to make ends meet, a mother who anchors the home Two twin brothers Peter, incredibly gifted, and Paul, who s inexplicably different, troubled The fate of the family lies in Peter s ability to secure a scholarship abroad and lift them out of poverty But when Paul goes missing, an impossible choice must be made, altering the twins shared future forever.This is a heavy, fairly literary read that also happens to be completely absorbing The plot is straightforward enough the book s energy comes from the almost cosmic twists of fate that befall the family, and the sense of lawlessness that prevails in their neighborhood There are Old Testament levels of intensity to this story I hope you, like me, find it worth it.Read at flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 22, 2019 Emily rated it it was ok This was ultimately a disappointment.A fairly short book, I slogged through this I thought about putting it down, but I was already 2 3rds of the way through and thought, Well, I may as well finish the damn thing We follow the Deyalsingh family, made up of parents Clyde and Joy and twin sons Peter and Paul Peter excels at everything, and Paul is repeatedly referred to as sightly r Set in Trinidad in the 80s, the plot revolves around Paul s disappearance I will say this book uses This was ultimately a disappointment.A fairly short book, I slogged through this I thought about putting it down, but I was already 2 3rds of the way through and thought, Well, I may as well finish the damn thing We follow the Deyalsingh family, made up of parents Clyde and Joy and twin sons Peter and Paul Peter excels at everything, and Paul is repeatedly referred to as sightly r Set in Trinidad in the 80s, the plot revolves around Paul s disappearance I will say this book uses setting extremely well Its greatest strength is in its sense of place Trinidad feels like a character itself, and I would argue it s the most developed character, at that.At its core, this is a story about masculinity About the performance of masculinity, how we treat those who deviate from the norm, how it interacts with familial relationships And honestly, I found it tedious And there is a dearth of compelling female characters Joy is really the only prominent one, and at times she feels like little than a plot device to explain why Paul and Peter go to the same school If of the book had been from Paul s perspective, I think I would have enjoyed it However, the majority of the story is told from Clyde s perspective That s where I would pin most of the issues I have with this particular book Clyde doesn t have much of a character arc He doesn t understand Paul s behavior, prioritizes Peter s future, and because of the timeline and the format of the narrative, he never really confronts the consequences of his behavior Even during the climax of the novel, he doesn t deviate from this pattern And because the book ends so suddenly after that climax, we don t see him deal with any of the emotional fallout I have read many books about stern, stubborn, stereotypically masculine male figures I didn t enjoy reading another one I wanted to like this, but I just didn t flag 16 likesLike see review Oct 20, 2018 Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, 2018, ordered owned Be ready Everyone will be talking about this one At the risk of heresy, this work reminded me of The Sound and the Fury with the changing voices and perspective Fabulous work I received an advanced copy of this book through a giveaway flag 15 likesLike see review May 24, 2018 Andrea rated it liked it As first reviewer, let me make a prediction People are going to love this book The painful choices parents in poverty must make distilled into a sort of metaphoric story about a pair of twin boys and their parents living in Trinidad When one of the boys disappears, the natural assumption is that any parent would do anything possible to find and rescue their child But, what if the child who was lost is the slow twin What if the price of bringing him back is the future the parents have care As first reviewer, let me make a prediction People are going to love this book The painful choices parents in poverty must make distilled into a sort of metaphoric story about a pair of twin boys and their parents living in Trinidad When one of the boys disappears, the natural assumption is that any parent would do anything possible to find and rescue their child But, what if the child who was lost is the slow twin What if the price of bringing him back is the future the parents have carefully constructed for the their golden child That is, what if you must trade one child for the other This is the dilemma constructed in this well written book For me, the plot was melodramatic The choices poor parents make are seldom so clear cut and seldom are the outcomes so obvious It was hard for me to sympathize with a parent who could make the choice that the father, Clyde, makes in this story and the ending, likewise, seems constructed for maximum drama rather than depth flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 30, 2018 Pia rated it it was amazing Devastatingly beautiful This book is going to haunt me for a few days flag 12 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Ehsan Sultansaeed i like all your books but the sabrina is the special Jan 31, 2019 09 15PM Pia Ehsan Sultansaeed wrote i like all your books but the sabrina is the special I didn t write a book called or about Sabrina You may be confusing me Ehsan Sultansaeed wrote i like all your books but the sabrina is the special I didn t write a book called or about Sabrina You may be confusing me with someone else Feb 01, 2019 12 58PM Jan 28, 2019 Eric Anderson rated it really liked it review of another edition Even though she ostensibly played a writer on TV, I first became aware of Sarah Jessica Parker s real life passion for books a few years ago when she posted on Instagram about reading Lisa McInerney s The Glorious Heresies At the time I had great fun joking with Lisa how this novel could be developed into a Sex in the City style TV show set in Cork because its gritty world of gangs, prostitution and drugs was so ridiculously far removed from the upscale life of sipping Cosmos and designer s Even though she ostensibly played a writer on TV, I first became aware of Sarah Jessica Parker s real life passion for books a few years ago when she posted on Instagram about reading Lisa McInerney s The Glorious Heresies At the time I had great fun joking with Lisa how this novel could be developed into a Sex in the City style TV show set in Cork because its gritty world of gangs, prostitution and drugs was so ridiculously far removed from the upscale life of sipping Cosmos and designer shoes depicted in that series But Parker has taken her perceptive eye for great literature to the next level by starting her own imprint SJP under the publisher Hogarth I was particularly keen on reading Golden Child by Claire Adam, the second novel published by this imprint in the UK it s published by Faber Faber because it came adorned with blurbs by authors I really admire like Daniel Magariel and Sara Taylor It s a moving story of a family in Trinidad who have twin sons, one who develops into the most academically gifted boy in the Caribbean and the other who experiences severe learning difficulties When one boy goes missing the novel turns into a tense mystery and kept me gripped wondering what was going to happen But the heart of this novel revolves around questions about favouritism in families and the meaning of sacrifice for a child s future Read my full review of Golden Child by Claire Adams on LonesomeReader flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Gail The Knight Reader rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, arcs, caribbean lit Actual Grade 4.5 5I am absolutely blown away.I finished Golden Child yesterday and had to take 18 hours to ponder what to write for this review that would do it justice Golden Child is set in Trinidad and follows a family of four as they navigate a particularly difficult life event that threatens to unhinge them permanently Early on we are informed that one of the twins is missing The story then develops with flashbacks to when the family had just started, slowly moving forward so that the Actual Grade 4.5 5I am absolutely blown away.I finished Golden Child yesterday and had to take 18 hours to ponder what to write for this review that would do it justice Golden Child is set in Trinidad and follows a family of four as they navigate a particularly difficult life event that threatens to unhinge them permanently Early on we are informed that one of the twins is missing The story then develops with flashbacks to when the family had just started, slowly moving forward so that the reader gains insight on a number of things including members of the extended family and their relationships, their value system and their depth of love for each other These all prove to be important especially for the last part of the novel where critical decisions are made.I applaud Adam for creating such a realistic story Her characters were raw and honest I felt like I was in Trinidad from page one The references, language, economic situation, daily life struggle, strong emphasis on education, betrayal, corruption they were so authentically Caribbean I know my review may be thought of as biased because I am from the Caribbean, but Adam set her story here and I think she deserves all the praise because I felt like I was home She did not lie to make the story palatable to a global audience She aired our dirty laundry and penned a realistic story.When I closed Golden Child I literally sat there staring at the wall for about 15 minutes thinking to myself What just happened I was deeply affected That is the best word I can come up with and I think Claire deserves praise This is what they mean when they say a book moves you Nice I would like to thank Faber Faber and Claire Adam for providing me with an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review I know this book will be a big deal when it is released and I look forward to having friends to talk to about it Release date 29th January 2019 flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Maxwell marked it as dnf Shelves i own it, 2019, botm DNF page 70.I don t think there s anything wrong with this book, I just couldn t get into it The first section when the inciting incident that you find out about in the blurb on the back happens, I was intrigued But I couldn t get into the flashback and I felt like the writing became stilted and unnatural flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Riva Sciuto rated it liked it THIS BOOKS IS SO DISAPPOINTING I wanted to love it I really did but it just falls flat from the very beginning The premise is so auspicious twins born to poor parents in rural Trinidad one perfectly healthy, the other deprived of oxygen at birth and developmentally delayed for the rest of his life Their trajectory is fairly predictable Peter excels at everything, Paul disappoints But it culminates in what could ve been a really suspenseful And while this storyline has so much pote THIS BOOKS IS SO DISAPPOINTING I wanted to love it I really did but it just falls flat from the very beginning The premise is so auspicious twins born to poor parents in rural Trinidad one perfectly healthy, the other deprived of oxygen at birth and developmentally delayed for the rest of his life Their trajectory is fairly predictable Peter excels at everything, Paul disappoints But it culminates in what could ve been a really suspenseful And while this storyline has so much potential, Claire Adam just doesn t deliver The story is slow, lackluster, and lacking in any kind of of meaningful character development While the end if you get there is devastating, it lacks the emotional gravitas it could have if the story that preceded it were thoroughly developed I think what I appreciate about this book is the central question it implores the reader to ask about love specifically about the way we love our family despite their imperfections Three stars for the book s premise and promise I just wish it had made me feel flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Jaclyn sixminutesforme rated it liked it In this highly anticipated second release from the SJP for Hogarth inprint, we follow the story of twin brothers in Trinidad One brother is born with what the family determine to be birth defects which impair his learning, and the other is academically gifted and his family set his destiny on greatness Determined to keep their boys together despite their vastly different abilities, the family pulls no stops in ensuring both get to attend the same exclusive school in Port of Spain.While the bul In this highly anticipated second release from the SJP for Hogarth inprint, we follow the story of twin brothers in Trinidad One brother is born with what the family determine to be birth defects which impair his learning, and the other is academically gifted and his family set his destiny on greatness Determined to keep their boys together despite their vastly different abilities, the family pulls no stops in ensuring both get to attend the same exclusive school in Port of Spain.While the bulk of the narrative takes place while the boys are in early childhood, an event occurs when they are twelve years old that transforms the narrative One boy goes missing in quite horrific circumstances, and what transpires in terms of the family reaction to this is where the magic of this narrative rests For me though, this plot twist came too late in the narrative for it to allow the reader to meaningfully engage with it and it s aftermath While explosive and deeply disturbing, its timing was all off and it either needed to come earlier in the book, or the book needed to have been extended to accommodate it.That said, I loved the prose and sense of place in the colorful and visceral descriptions of Trinidad, and look forward to seeing what this author writes next.3.5 flag 8 likesLike see review Oct 27, 2018 Linda Zagon rated it really liked it Lindas Book Obsession Review for Golden Child by Claire Adam Published by SJP for Hogarth, an imprint by Crown Publishing Group, January 29,2019Claire Adam, Author of Golden Child has written an intense, heart breaking, emotional, riveting, captivating, and suspenseful novel that takes place mostly in Trinidad The Genres for this novel are Fiction, with a touch of Historical Fiction, and Suspense Sarah Jessica Parker has chosen The Golden Child as one of her picks, as she likes bringing Lindas Book Obsession Review for Golden Child by Claire Adam Published by SJP for Hogarth, an imprint by Crown Publishing Group, January 29,2019Claire Adam, Author of Golden Child has written an intense, heart breaking, emotional, riveting, captivating, and suspenseful novel that takes place mostly in Trinidad The Genres for this novel are Fiction, with a touch of Historical Fiction, and Suspense Sarah Jessica Parker has chosen The Golden Child as one of her picks, as she likes bringing stories from far away closer The author describes her characters as complex and complicated, perhaps due to the circumstances.The author vividly describes both the poor and rich sides of Trinidad Symbolically there are elements of good and evil, and jealousy and betrayal that is devastating In Rural Trinidad, Clyde, and his wife Joy live a simple life They live near the bush, and often go without water The happiness in their life is when they have twin sons Peter and Paul are born, and their family surrounds and helps them Peter seems to be the good baby and Paul is fussy and has problems As they grow up, Peter is extremely smart and called a genius Paul has a knack for getting into trouble, and causing his parents to worry on than one occasion Joy wants both boys kept together in school so Peter can keep an eye out for Paul.Paul goes walking in the bush one day and never returns The family is devastated Clyde is given news that crushes him Clyde has to make sacrifices and choices No father should ever be presented with such decisions I would highly recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy an intense, and emotional story I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.PUBLISHED BY LINDASBOOKOBSESSION flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Sue Dix rated it it was amazing ARC from Bookbrowse Golden Child is set in Trinidad and the descriptions of the country, culture, and environs engulf the story The father of twin boys is ultimately faced with an impossible decision, and they all must deal with the consequences Claire Adam is an exceptional writer Her style is spare and succinct and clear and heart wrenching flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 03, 2018 Babajaga rated it it was amazing A captivating story which gripped me right from the beginning I enjoyed the straight forward prose which made the characters feel real I also liked that the book gave me chance to get an idea about life in for me such a faraway place I highly recommend reading it I received an Advance Reader s copy in a giveaway flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Eva rated it it was amazing How far will a parent go to protect ones child What if you have 13 year old twin boys who have very different needs Does a parent choose to advance one over the other That is one of the questions that Clyde and Joy are asked to make in Golden Child by Claire Adam Rural Trinidad, a meager house on stilts, an area with high crime and low opportunity for many This is where Peter and Paul, twin boys grow up Peter is beyond his years in intelligence and on the path to going to a great Ame How far will a parent go to protect ones child What if you have 13 year old twin boys who have very different needs Does a parent choose to advance one over the other That is one of the questions that Clyde and Joy are asked to make in Golden Child by Claire Adam Rural Trinidad, a meager house on stilts, an area with high crime and low opportunity for many This is where Peter and Paul, twin boys grow up Peter is beyond his years in intelligence and on the path to going to a great American school if the cards play in his favour His brother Paul had a difficult birth and likely has a learning disability to contend with Fewer choices lie in Paul s future and he has been reminded of this his whole life One day, Paul doesn t return home after a day out Suspicions abound in regards to what has happened and what actions should be taken How the family approaches this decision affects the family forever Golden Child is a beautiful but heart rending story with some of the most affecting language I ve read in a while I know it s only January but I expect this book to be on my top lists of 2019.Thank you to Net Galley, Faber Faber, and SJP For Hogarth for this ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Jessie rated it it was amazing Wow This book, about a family in Trinidad, dealing with a crisis of choice and powerlessness on a changing island was, wow This is one to read It was heavily character driven, but also plot driven It was driven by all the things I got to know the characters so well, I wasn t even mad at them when they made choices I hated, because I understood them Also, the story really took me there I felt foreboding without foresight and so I was walking along the plot without knowing where I would end Wow This book, about a family in Trinidad, dealing with a crisis of choice and powerlessness on a changing island was, wow This is one to read It was heavily character driven, but also plot driven It was driven by all the things I got to know the characters so well, I wasn t even mad at them when they made choices I hated, because I understood them Also, the story really took me there I felt foreboding without foresight and so I was walking along the plot without knowing where I would end up It was artful Also Holy heck I felt like I was in Trinidad and like Adams captured the essential tone of a place I ve never been Family, planning for a future, favouritism, what it is to be a simple man in changing times with a dream for your kids, and choices that have to be made with no guarantees This book was about life basically This book Wow Thanks net galley for the ARC, opinions are my own flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Will Rhino rated it it was amazing WOW This was, without a doubt, the best book I read in 2018 This is the way a story should be told The writing was flawless and engaging There was so much tension, and it truly lures you in I m speechless It engages you and sucks you in Then it slowly reveals itself When you understand what the characters are finally facing, I was left speechless I received an early ARC, and I need the finished book IMMEDIATELY flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Sam rated it really liked it I had to think for a while after finishing this book in terms of my rating The writing was different unique was it because the story was set in Trinidad, so the dialogue overall writing showcased that I don t know, but the beginning was a bit hard to follow and get into.But as I kept reading about Paul s disappearance, and his father s way of coping, I quickly became interested Paul and Peter are twin brothers Peter is the superstar child, whereas Paul is ignored and teased.This boo I had to think for a while after finishing this book in terms of my rating The writing was different unique was it because the story was set in Trinidad, so the dialogue overall writing showcased that I don t know, but the beginning was a bit hard to follow and get into.But as I kept reading about Paul s disappearance, and his father s way of coping, I quickly became interested Paul and Peter are twin brothers Peter is the superstar child, whereas Paul is ignored and teased.This book turned into a heartbreaking read I mean it My heart actually hurts I wish I could say but I d be spoiling quite a bit of the story So, if you like to read about a dysfunctional family with a bit of mystery in it, this book is for you It is different in a good way , heartbreaking The writing really makes you feel like you re right in Trinidad, and right with Clyde, Joy, Peter Paul flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 TeriLyn rated it liked it Shelves arc Golden Child generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 3 that he is made of gold StarsThis was an interesting read for me Set in Trinidad, Golden Child follows the lives of twin brothers and their parents It starts in present day, from the father s third person perspective, when one of the twins doesn t come home in the evening When the father, Clyde, embarks on the search his stream of memories transports readers back to the birth of the Golden Child generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 3 that he is made of gold StarsThis was an interesting read for me Set in Trinidad, Golden Child follows the lives of twin brothers and their parents It starts in present day, from the father s third person perspective, when one of the twins doesn t come home in the evening When the father, Clyde, embarks on the search his stream of memories transports readers back to the birth of the twins following their journey back to the point we started The twins, one intellectually gifted and the other struggling with normalcy , cause much chaos within the family dynamics and from there sprouts a story of a family with a winding, poor, and long road of tough times and an abundance of issues in their small chunk of Trinidad We get perspectives from a motley cast of characters that makes up the extended family The writing of Claire Adam is forthcoming and descriptive Her storytelling structure and narration kept me engaged and intrigued in this plot of love, loyalty, betrayal, and honesty At some points the descriptions of the socioeconomic climate of Trinidad become overly detailed causing a bit of a loss of focus for me The humanity showcased in this book is what really kept me interested The tough decisions made that led to powerful emotions, mistakes, and lessons learned were a beautiful lesson from a place that I don t know a lot about I found myself researching the area, looking at maps, etc to garner understanding which is the mark of a good book to me If you like intriguing fiction stories with elements of life lived in the best way someone can live it and be empathic towards that life, Golden Child will be for you flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Basic Bs Guide rated it it was amazing Thank you hogarth for putting this poignant and heartbreaking book into my hands.A story that will leave an imprint on my heart forever This story filled me with so many emotions and has me swallowing giant lumps in my throat as I write this review The characters will make you sad, SO ANGRY, frustrated, and pissed off I wanted to shake so many of them and ask WHY Adam does an excellent job of setting the scene Rural Trinidad in the 80s and giving us the background on the twins A major Thank you hogarth for putting this poignant and heartbreaking book into my hands.A story that will leave an imprint on my heart forever This story filled me with so many emotions and has me swallowing giant lumps in my throat as I write this review The characters will make you sad, SO ANGRY, frustrated, and pissed off I wanted to shake so many of them and ask WHY Adam does an excellent job of setting the scene Rural Trinidad in the 80s and giving us the background on the twins A majority of the novel sets us up for ultimate decision that no parent should have to make As a mother of twin boys , I try to be very conscious about not comparing the boys Don t we all compare ourselves, as it is We don t need our parents playing favorites It breaks this Momma s heart to see when a child takes something, they hear from someone that isn t even true to heart and begin to internalize it They start to believe they are a certain way just because one hurtful person didn t think before they spoke or were too ignorant to know better.Sometimes we read to escape reality but in this case, we are faced with a truth that must be heard and not ignored I hope you take the chance to read this sad but important tale.4.5 stars flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Cassidy Cassidys.Bookshelf rated it liked it Shelves own, read 2019 3.5 5 Full review to come flag 4 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new 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    1. It is my great pleasure to present Claire Adam s debut novel Golden Child, the second book on the SJP for Hogarth list, coming January 2019 Golden Child is a perfect example of the kind of book I have always loved best it s a story that brings otherwise faraway places into focus and allows us to see the world in a new way, illuminating with resounding empathy and humanity all the losses, loves, and profound truths of others lives In Claire s spare and elegant prose, the remote country of Tri It [...]


    2. 3.5 stars rounded upThis is the second book I ve read this year with parents treating their children differently believing that one over the other has a better chance at a successful life, believing that one is better than the other An awful thing really, especially when a choice results in dire consequences, a choice that I could not imagine in a million years making, a choice that in my view never had to be made, a moral dilemma which I found difficult to even see as a dilemma Clyde, seems t 3 [...]


    3. Ok, I m not proud I will admit to requesting this book on netgalley because of the celebrity tie in This Is the second book chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker under her new job as a publisher for Hogarth and I was just flat out curious to see what I thought of her book picking skills The story takes place in 1980s Trinidad Adam gets the mood exactly right the sense of lawlessness, the lack of societal safeguards Guard dogs patrol everyone s yards A teenage boy walks off after school and does Ok, I m [...]


    4. It s hard to write about Golden Child without giving too much away I thought it was a superb little book, but, boy, does it dredge up a lot of strong emotions Set in Trinidad, the story focuses on Clyde and Joy, and their twin sons Peter and Paul Peter is exceptionally academically talented Paul was born with his umbilical cord around his neck which leads his family to refer to him as retarded The ensuing family dynamics and unfolding events are heartbreaking and not for the feint of hear It s h [...]


    5. Myths of family, something a family y strongly believes which allows them to act and to make the decisions they feel are right The Deyalsinghs of Trinidad, both Joy and Clyde the descendants of Indian immigrants, have two sons, teins Peter and Paul Though they love both Paul is considered slow due to deprivation of oxygen at birth Peter is the gollden child, the smart one, headed for success When the book opens a teenage Paul is not to be found Claire Adams, our author, was born in Trinidad Myth [...]


    6. I really wanted this to be very good, after having read the first SJP for Hogarth pick and loving it. but this was sorely lacking for me.This novel was set in Trinidad and it did give a real sense of place and life there, and I was quite enjoying it at first the story of twin boys born with one twin having difficulty from the start, and ending up labeled as retarded.This is the story of their life growing up in this place and the family dynamics that surrounded them, how one twin was favored I r [...]


    7. 3.5 StarsSet in 1980 s Trinidad, this gives the reader a somewhat raw but complete sense of time and place and the ins and outs of the life of this family Twin boys, who are thirteen as this story takes place, Paul was oxygen deprived during birth that affects his learning, and the other twin, Paul, who excels in school and considered to be intellectually gifted As such, Paul tends to get positive attention from those around him.Their home sits surrounded by bush, set up from the ground 3.5 Sta [...]


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