THE GOLDEN AGE by Joan London

Reviewed by
September 2014, no. 364
Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'The Golden Age' by Joan London

THE GOLDEN AGE

by Joan London

Vintage Australia, $32.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781741666441

THE GOLDEN AGE by Joan London

Reviewed by
September 2014, no. 364

When the polio epidemics at the hinge of the twentieth century were catching hundreds of Australian children and adults in their web of pathogens, a pub in suburban Perth called ‘The Golden Age’ was converted – with its name unchanged – into a convalescent home for children who were recovering from polio but still unready to go back into the world. Joan London has used this fact as the starting point for her new novel, sticking with the allusive and luminous name of the real-life institution.

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'The Golden Age' by Joan London

THE GOLDEN AGE

by Joan London

Vintage Australia, $32.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781741666441

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