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Summary

Perth, 1954. Thirteen-year-old Frank, a refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio.

At The Golden Age Children's Convalescent Home, he meets Elsa, and the two patients form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love, desire, music, death and poetry.

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

©2014 Joan London (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"London’s tale is an extraordinarily rich symbol of transition." ( Australian Book Review)
"Our finest living writer of marriage and family life...her most accomplished and keenly felt work to date." ( The Australian)

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