The Golden Age

  • by Joan London
  • Narrated by Daniel Koek
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Perth, 1954. Thirteen-year-old Frank, a refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio.
At The Golden Age Children's Convalescent Home, he meets Elsa, and the two patients form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love, desire, music, death and poetry.
Subtle, moving and remarkably lovely, The Golden Age evokes a yearning for deep connection, from one of Australia's finest and most loved novelists.

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"London’s tale is an extraordinarily rich symbol of transition." (Australian Book Review)
"Our finest living writer of marriage and family life...her most accomplished and keenly felt work to date." (The Australian)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2016
  • Publisher: Wavesound Audio