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The Golden Age Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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Praise for The Golden Age

"The Golden Age is pretty much perfect."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Her writing is cleareyed, generous-hearted, never sentimental...every character, however minor, comes to life in these pages. Like her fictional pianist, London is a virtuoso."
--Krikus Reviews (Starred)

"Poetic intensity suffuses the novel...resisting easy sentimentality, [it] presents polio rehabilitation as a metaphor for postwar recovery."
--The New Yorker

"Characterization is the novel's primary achievement. Readers will feel affection for Frank and the many secondary characters."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Golden Age is a beautiful love story that insists upon celebrating the transcendent power of poetry and art over the destructive forces of fear, despair and xenophobia."
--The Dallas Morning News

"For all its focus on exile and displacement, 'The Golden Age' is by no means an angry book. It is a quiet, elegiac story of love and renewal and liberation written in crisp prose..."
--Forward

"The Golden Age serenely affirms the goodness in people and the divinity of the connections between them."
--Helen Elliott, The Syndney Morning Herald

"The Golden Age is London's most accomplished and keenly felt work to date...her affection for her characters may be contagious."
--Geordie Williamson, The Australian

"Fearless, graceful and deeply benevolent."
--Helen Garner, novelist

"The multi-award-winning London graciously captures young love in a quiet and beautifully sculpted story that is easily devoured in one sitting."
--Library Journal

"A brilliant display of life and change: the transition between war and peace, between love and permission, between terrible paralysis of various kinds and movement."
--Brenda Walker, The Monthly

"The Golden Age carries the quiet assurance of a classic, which it will most certainly become. "
--Tegan Bennett Daylight, Sydney Review of Books

"London's writing is at its best when bringing to life the coming-of-age story between Frank and Elsa: their hopes and fears (and those of other polio-stricken children), their resolve, and their disappointments. The setting and place are rich and detailed, and Perth feels alive."
--Historical Novel Society


Praise for Joan London

"[Gilgamesh] captures the romance of wanderlust like no other novel I have read."
--Maureen Freely, The Guardian

"[The Good Parents] a dark and lovely work is both a novel of ideas and one of emotions...the mystery of enthrallment only deepens, irradiated by London's gorgeous prose."
--Roxana Robinson, The New York Times

"London's prose is a seamlessly shifting blend of poetry, pathos, and humor."
--The Washington Post

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 914 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Australia (1 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IY5QJQ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,818 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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