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The Resource Golden boy : a novel, Abigail Tarttelin

Golden boy : a novel, Abigail Tarttelin

Label
Golden boy : a novel
Title
Golden boy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Tarttelin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he's the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He's even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max's mother, is a highly successful criminal lawyer, determined to maintain the fac̦ade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years. Now that the boys are getting older, now that she won't have as much control, she worries that the fac̦ade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband, Steve, has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won't his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he's starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him--desire him--once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really?"--Jacket
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
  • Alex Award, 2014.
Awards note
Alex Award, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176756
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tarttelin, Abigail
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.A487
LC item number
G65 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intersex children
  • Brothers
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Gender identity
  • Intersexuality
  • Adolescence
  • Rape
  • Guilt
  • Coming of age
  • Brothers
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Gender identity
  • Intersex children
  • Intersexuality
Label
Golden boy : a novel, Abigail Tarttelin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn826526529
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781476705804
Lccn
2012049192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)826526529
Label
Golden boy : a novel, Abigail Tarttelin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn826526529
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781476705804
Lccn
2012049192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)826526529

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