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Golden child / Claire Adam.

By: Adam, Claire [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2019Edition: Export edition.Description: 252 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780571339815.Subject(s): Teenagers -- Fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction | Trinidad and Tobago -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: A family tries to survive in rural Trinidad, when one thirteen year old twin boy walks into the bush one evening and does not come home. Clyde, the father, is forced to go looking and when he learnes his son's fate, his world is shattered.
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A family tries to survive in rural Trinidad, when one thirteen year old twin boy walks into the bush one evening and does not come home. Clyde, the father, is forced to go looking and when he learnes his son's fate, his world is shattered.

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The golden child is Peter, one of the Deyalsingh twins. He's the more scholarly of the two, and his parents, Clyde and Joy, are saving money to send him to college in the United States. His brother Paul, nicknamed Tarzan, is the wild child who spends his time in the bush near their house in rural Trinidad. When the family home is robbed, Joy begs Clyde to move to Port of Spain, where they will be closer to the boys' school and likely safer. But Clyde doesn't want to pay rent in the city, holding onto their savings for Peter's education. Not long after the robbery, Paul goes missing. His parents frantically search for him, their fears stoked by the violence and kidnappings sweeping the island. The novel starts off slowly but gains momentum as the search for Paul continues, with the family dynamics getting more complicated as the tension around the missing boy grows and family divisions, conflicts, and betrayals are revealed. The last third of the book reads like a thriller but never loses its emotional depth. VERDICT Recommended for readers of suspenseful family dramas. [See Prepub Alert, 7/18/18.]-Pamela Mann, St. Mary's Coll. Lib., MD © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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