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The Resource The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Label
The Golden Age
Title
The Golden Age
Statement of responsibility
Joan London
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Home 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. It is a place where children must learn they're alone, even within their families. Subtle, moving and remarkably lovely, The Golden Age evokes a time past and a yearning for deep connection, from one of Australia's finest and most-loved novelists. The Golden Age has won the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, the 2015 Queensland Literary Award for Fiction, the 2015 NSW Premier's People's Choice Award (joint winner) and the 2015 Kibble Literary Award. It was shortlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Stella Prize, ALS Gold Medal, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the Asher Literary Award and the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Joan also won the 2015 Patrick White Award for a lifetime of outstanding contribution to Australian literature. In October 2015 she was named a State Living Treasure by the WA government
Summary
Escaping the perils of World War II to the safety of Australia, 13-year-old Jewish Hungarian Frank is diagnosed with polio and sent to a sprawling children's hospital, where he falls in love with incandescent fellow patient Elsa while their families back home struggle to adjust to life in a new culture
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Award
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 2015.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2015.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2015.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2015.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2016.
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10430086
Cataloging source
NOV
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1948-
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Joan London
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The Golden Age
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008635
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857981547
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Golden Age
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008635
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857981547
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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