GOLDEN BOY by Abigail Tarttelin
An arresting debut novel by twenty-five-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity and a coming-of-age story like no other.
“A warmly human coming-of-age story, thanks to the fact that Max is such an appealing character. And so his desperate search for identity is gripping, emotionally engaging, and genuinely unforgettable.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“Golden Boy is terrific. A poignant, brave, and important book.”
—S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep
“Abigail Tarttelin is a fearless writer. In Golden Boy, she balances a harrowing coming of age with a deeply compassionate portrait of a family in crisis, and the result is sometimes brutal, often tender, and always compelling. This is a gripping and fully-realized novel.”
—Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Lola Quartet
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