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The home Their two sons thirteen years old wake early every morning to travel to the capital Port of Spain for school They are twins but nothing alike Paul has always been considered odd while Peter is widely believed to be a genius destined for greatnessWhen Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn't come home Clyde is forced to go looking for him this child who. A powerfully emotional reading experience I ll forever treasureI was asked to organize a buddy read for this book by Goodreads and around the same time I was given the opportunity to join a blog tour I was all in Why Because the first SJP for Hogarth book I read A Place for Us is one of the best most emotional books I ve ever read and I would not miss her next choice I was not disappointed I also want to thank all my Goodreads friends my local friends and my blogger friends who joined me for this special read I read this book with friends in different time zones and countries and I m sincerely thankful for the opportunity Golden Child takes place on the island of Trinidad The Deyalsingh family lives in a rural remote area of the island in a brick house on stilts right by the bush They live a uiet life one surrounded by family There s a mother father and two sons twins Paul and Peter Immediately we learn that one is intelligent and successful while the other is limited cognitively and is different in some ways One day Paul goes for a walk in the bush and doesn t return Clyde the father searches for him to no avail but thtough his journey he tells the story of how he has had his hands full with Paul How he has never understood him never truly bonded with him No spoilers here but Clyde is faced with a desperate decision one that not only broke my heart it pulverized it There is an emotional tone throughout the story I wanted to jump in and talk to Clyde tell him how to understand Paul better talk to Paul and tell him he is worthy no matter what people think of him I felt unsettled and on edge through the book as Clyde searches for Paul as we wait to find out his fate as we hope for answers Golden Child is a story of family betrayal aspiration and yearning for better and the limits we place on our love I ve always been a BIG love kind of person and it was hard to watch those limits being enforced and observing the ramifications of that in this family Overall this was deeply affecting book that kept me thinking and honestly aching after the last page I enjoyed the discussions I had with each of my friends I learned about them and about the book through the discussion This type of book begs to be discussed with friends It s too emotional to keep to yourself I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own A special thank you to Goodreads CrownSJP for Hogarth and Claire Adam for the outstanding buddy read experience as well as to Berit Beth Linda DeAnn Jeannie and all my local friends for reading and discussing with me My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

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Golden Child

Has caused him endless trouble already and who he has never really understood And as the hours turn to days and Clyde begins to understand Paul's fate his world shatters leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to makeLike the Trinidadian landscape itself Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling; a resoundingly human story of aspiration betrayal and lov. Myths of family something a familyy strongly believes which allows them to act and to make the decisions they feel are right The Deyalsinghs of Trinidad both Joy and Clyde the descendants of Indian immigrants have two sons teins Peter and Paul Though they love both Paul is considered slow due to deprivation of oxygen at birth Peter is the gollden child the smart one headed for success When the book opens a teenage Paul is not to be found Claire Adams our author was born in Trinidad so it is not surprising that her descriptions of the area the food the political climate and family dynamics are so ably portrayed In this book a very important decision has to be made one no parent would have to make but what leads up to this decision is the Crux of the novel We gain a keen insight into not only the characters but also the way this family lives and how their relationships are formedOne knows they have been strongly pulled into a book when one finishes the book and it leaves them both sad and angry It also refuses to leave my mind as I as a parent so strongly disagree with some of the actions within and the decision made Enough said read it for yourself and see how you feel and what you think about what you readA mid month read with my reading buddies Angela and Esil As usual enjoyed our discussionARC from Edelweiss

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A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity loyalty and loveRural Trinidad a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family uietly surviving just trying to live a decent life Clyde the father works long exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy his wife looks after. 35 stars rounded upThis is the second book I ve read this year with parents treating their children differently believing that one over the other has a better chance at a successful life believing that one is better than the other An awful thing really especially when a choice results in dire conseuences a choice that I could not imagine in a million years making a choice that in my view never had to be made a moral dilemma which I found difficult to even see as a dilemma Clyde seems to be barely getting by in a job at a petroleum plant living with his wife Joy and their twin teenage sons Peter and Paul in an old house in Trinidad Recognizing the importance of an education and a way out for his son Peter who is singled out at school as not just smart but gifted Clyde focuses on what it would take for Peter to go to college and through the generosity of an Uncle this could be possible Paul who had the cord around his neck at birth has been deemed retarded and crazy is considered so by his parents I couldn t help but think that Paul hasn t done well because it wasn t expected that he would Paul for me was the most clearly defined character and it was a shame that his family did not see him for who he really was It s hard to tell about what happens without giving the story away I can only say that I was heartbroken and disturbed Perhaps this is meant to give us an understanding of life on this island Trinidad and while the author does a good job of taking us through Clyde s thoughts and his perspective I just could not begin to understand his decision let alone accept it This was a difficult read on an emotional level so I m glad that I read it with Diane and Esil I received an advanced copy of this book from Sip for HogarthCrown through NetGalley


10 thoughts on “Golden Child

  1. says:

    It is my great pleasure to present Claire Adam’s debut novel Golden Child the second book on the SJP for Hogarth list c

  2. says:

    35 stars rounded upThis is the second book I’ve read this year with parents treating their children differentl

  3. says:

    Ok I’m not proud I will admit to reuesting this book on netgalley because of the celebrity tie in This Is the second book chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker under her new job as a publisher for Hogarth and I was just flat out curious to see wha

  4. says:

    The premise of a favored child isn’t a new one but this story is uniue and set in Trinidad Twin boys are born Peter and Paul Peter is the family’s golden child the brilliant one with a bright future All of the family’s hopes and dreams

  5. says:

    A powerfully emotional reading experience I’ll forever treasureI was asked to organize a buddy read for this book by Goodreads and around the same time I was given the opportunity to join a blog tour I was all in Why? Because the first SJP for Hogarth book I read A Place for Us is one of the best most emotiona

  6. says:

    It’s hard to write about Golden Child without giving too much away I thought it was a superb little book but

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    Myths of family something a familyy strongly believes which allows them to act and to make the decisions they feel are right The Deyalsinghs o

  8. says:

    A beautiful and unsettling tale alive with cultureClaire Adam’s debut is a story that will transport you to 1980s Trinidad with its descriptive writing I found the tropical setting of Trinidad to be uniue and fascinating The juxtaposition of the beauty and corruption was simultaneously disconcerting and alluring A Book that I b

  9. says:

    I really wanted this to be very good after having read the first SJP for Hogarth pick and loving it but this was sorely lacking for meThis novel was set in Trinidad and it did give a real sense of place and life there and I was uite enjoying

  10. says:

    35 StarsSet in 1980’s Trinidad this gives the reader a somewhat raw but complete sense of time and place and the ins and outs of the life of this family Twin boys who are thirteen as this story takes place Paul was oxygen deprived during birth that affects his learning and the other twin Paul who excels in school and considered to

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