The Golden Age
by Joan London
Editor: Random House Australia
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It was in 1954 and, at thirteen, Frank Or, a refugee from the Hungarian War, was learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia.At the Golden Age of the Children of Poliomyelitis in Convalescent Home in Perth, he sees Elsa, another patient, and they form a forbidden, passionate of obligationsThe Golden Age becomes the fewest world that reflects the greatest, where everything happens – love and desire, music, death, and poetryIt is a place where children must learn that they are alone, even within their families.Subtle, moving and remarkably beautiful, L’Âge d’Or evokes a bygone era and a deep desire for connection, from one of Australia’s most beautiful and beloved novelists
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