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Author London, Joan, 1948- author.

Title The Golden Age / Joan London.

Published North Sydney, NSW : Vintage Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson J  LOND    DUE 22-10-19
1 copy ordered for UniM Giblin Eunson J on 11-11-2016.
Physical description 242 pages ; 20 cm
Notes Previously published: 2014.
Keep 2015-08 CoInfo - WA author.
Summary This is a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life. He felt like a pirate landing on an island of little maimed animals. A great wave had swept them up and dumped them here. All of them, like him, stranded, wanting to go home. Perth. 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 Hospital 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. Where children must learn that they are alone, even within their families.
Subject Australian fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Australia -- Fiction.
Hospitals, Convalescent -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Fiction.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Fiction.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- Fiction.
Perth (W.A.) -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Australian fiction.
ISBN 9780857989000 (paperback)