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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'This is a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life. From one of Australia's most loved novelists.

'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.

'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.

'Written in Joan London's customary clear-eyed prose, The Golden Age evokes a time past and a yearning for deep connection. It is a rare and precious gem of a book from one of Australia's finest novelists. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my three sisters.
  • Included on the 2014 Prime Minister's reading list.
  • Shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's 2016 Book Awards (Fiction).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2014 .
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      Extent: 242p.
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      • Published 1 August 2014
      ISBN: 9781741666441
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      Americas,
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      Europa Editions , 2016 .
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      Extent: 256p.p.
      ISBN: 9781609453329

Works about this Work

Stella Prize 2015: The Shortlisted Authors on the Stories behind Their Books Emily Bitto , Christine Kenneally , Sofie Laguna , Ellen van Neerven , Maxine Beneba Clarke , Joan London , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 April 2015;
It's Third Novel Lucky as Judges Call London Stephen Romei , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 July 2015; (p. 5)
Literary Awards and Joan London’s The Golden Age Elizabeth Webby , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 July 2015;
High Flyer to Author : Literary Winner Rises from the Ashes of Redundancy Phil Brown , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 2015; (p. 23)
y The Golden Age by Joan London Cecilia Dowling , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2015 9461891 2015 single work criticism
Joan London The Golden Age Barbara Henery , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 26 no. 2 2015; (p. 6)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Interview : Joan London Jane Sullivan , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2014; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 9 August 2014; (p. 19) The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2014; (p. 24-25)
'For her third novel, the acclaimed writer has revisited '50s Australia and the threat of polio.'
Emigre's Tale Written in the Poetic Language of Love Geordie Williamson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 August 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
The Beauty of Enduring Love in the Time of Polio Golden Age Lives up to Its Name Helen Elliott , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 August 2014; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 23 August 2014; (p. 22) The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
In The Grip of History Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 September 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
'Joan London's new novel evokes the pall that polio cast over 1950s Perth...'
Liminality Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 11)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Joan London : The Golden Age Robyne Young , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2014;

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Fully Present, Utterly Connected Tegan Bennett , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2014;

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Review : The Golden Age Brenda Walker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 106 2014; (p. 54)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Review : The Golden Age Jenny Summerville , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Emigre's Tale Written in the Poetic Language of Love Geordie Williamson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 August 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
The Beauty of Enduring Love in the Time of Polio Golden Age Lives up to Its Name Helen Elliott , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 August 2014; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 23 August 2014; (p. 22) The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
In The Grip of History Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 September 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
'Joan London's new novel evokes the pall that polio cast over 1950s Perth...'
Liminality Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 11)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Fully Present, Utterly Connected Tegan Bennett , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2014;

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Joan London : The Golden Age Robyne Young , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2014;

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Review : The Golden Age Brenda Walker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 106 2014; (p. 54)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Review : The Golden Age Jenny Summerville , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Joan London The Golden Age Barbara Henery , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 26 no. 2 2015; (p. 6)

— Review of The Golden Age Joan London 2014 single work novel
Interview : Joan London Jane Sullivan , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2014; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 9 August 2014; (p. 19) The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2014; (p. 24-25)
'For her third novel, the acclaimed writer has revisited '50s Australia and the threat of polio.'
Stella Prize 2015: The Shortlisted Authors on the Stories behind Their Books Emily Bitto , Christine Kenneally , Sofie Laguna , Ellen van Neerven , Maxine Beneba Clarke , Joan London , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 April 2015;
It's Third Novel Lucky as Judges Call London Stephen Romei , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 July 2015; (p. 5)
Literary Awards and Joan London’s The Golden Age Elizabeth Webby , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 July 2015;
High Flyer to Author : Literary Winner Rises from the Ashes of Redundancy Phil Brown , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 2015; (p. 23)
y The Golden Age by Joan London Cecilia Dowling , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2015 9461891 2015 single work criticism
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