by Rana Asfour
The latest Sarah Jessica Parker imprint for Hogarth (SJP Hogarth) is to be released into the book universe today.
'The Golden Child' by Claire Adam is a psychological novel set in Trinidad following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love.
Early positive reviews such as that by Jennifer Clement, author of 'Gun Love' described it as 'a stunning novel written with force and beauty ... that stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S. Naipaul.'
Julie Myerson, author of 'The Stopped Heart' found it 'utterly convincing, horrifying and, ultimately, intensely moving.' She continued, 'it’s almost impossible to believe this small masterpiece is a first novel. Adam is a true and rare talent. I’m in awe.'
However, although Kirkus found it to be a 'fascinating' novel, it found it 'failed to stick its landing'.