With their father, there’s always a catch . . .
Colt Jenson and his younger brother Bastian have moved to a new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts – toys, bikes, all that glitters most – and makes them the envy of the neighbourhood.
To Freya Kiley and the other local kids, the Jensons are a family from a magazine, and Rex a hero – successful, attentive, attractive, always there to lend a hand. But to Colt he’s an impossible figure in a different way: unbearable, suffocating. Has Colt got Rex wrong, or has he seen something in his father that will destroy their fragile new lives?
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
Golden Boys was selected by Victoria public librarian vote from a list of nominations complied by the State Library of Victoria.
Winner of the Indie Book Awards (fiction category). Shortlisted for: NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and ABIA 2015 Award. Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, Stella Prize and ALS Gold Medal.