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Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Author: Abigail Tarttelin
$24.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Max Walker: blue-eyed boy or girl next door? To the outside world, Max Walker is a golden boy: a loving son and brother, the perfect student, captain of the football team and every girl's dream boyfriend. But Max was born intersex - neither fully boy nor fully girl. Now something terrible has happened to him, the consequences of which have left him questioning his true identity. Can the people around him - his girlfriend, his classmates, his ambitious parents - accept him for who he is? Or will Max's secret life tear his world apart?

Promotion info

Abigail Tarttelin 'is a natural storyteller' (Matt Haig, METRO), and she has written 'a poignant, brave and important book' (S.J. Watson) about a young boy coming to terms with being intersex.

Reviews

An original read about a young person in an extraordinary situation... Unlike anything you will have read before... Brave, unique and utterly compelling. This is a book that will certainly make you think about life. - HEAT MAGAZINE Tarttelin broaches the topic of intersexuality bravely, describes the crimes committed against Max intensely, and evokes his ensuing emotions poignantly. A highly praised new author, her fresh, modern approach and contemporary writing style result in an inimitably of-the-moment novel which is beautifully matter-of-fact, eloquently meditative and fearlessly action-packed, all at once. - WE LOVE THIS BOOK Golden Boy is an undeniably one of the most incredible books I have ever read...Such an important novel, one I wish everyone would read, one I feel should be read in schools. It's perfect, and I am so, so glad I've had the opportunity to read it. - www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk An original read about a young person in an extraordinary situation... Unlike anything you will have read before... Brave, unique and utterly compelling. This is a book that will certainly make you think about life. - HEAT MAGAZINE Tarttelin broaches the topic of intersexuality bravely, describes the crimes committed against Max intensely, and evokes his ensuing emotions poignantly. A highly praised new author, her fresh, modern approach and contemporary writing style result in an inimitably of-the-moment novel which is beautifully matter-of-fact, eloquently meditative and fearlessly action-packed, all at once. - WE LOVE THIS BOOK Golden Boy is an undeniably one of the most incredible books I have ever read...Such an important novel, one I wish everyone would read, one I feel should be read in schools. It's perfect, and I am so, so glad I've had the opportunity to read it. - www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk

Author description

Abigail Tarttelin's first novel, FLICK, was heralded as a slow-burn cult classic by GQ magazine. She is still only in her mid twenties but is the Books Editor for PHOENIX fashion magazine, blogs for the HUFFINGTON POST and acts in films including the French/English festival favourite TAXI RIDER. And in 2013 she was selected by the EVENING STANDARD as one of London's hottest 25 Under 25 in their Power 1000. She lives in London and is currently working on her third novel. Connect with her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/abigailsbrain at her website www.abigailtarttelin.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/civilizedanimal Selected in 2013 by the Evening Standard as one of London's hottest 25 Under 25 in their Power 1000

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781780224596
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix
  • : December 2013
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Abigail Tarttelin
  • : 320
  • : 823.92
  • : English