Claire Adam

Claire Adam is a Trinidadian author known for her debut novel 'Golden Child,' which won the Desmond Elliott Prize in 2019. The novel is set in Trinidad and explores complex family dynamics, societal expectations, and the difficult choices parents must make for their children. Her work has been praised for its emotional depth and vivid portrayal of life in Trinidad.


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  1. 1. Golden Child

    Set in rural Trinidad, the book tells the story of a family with twin boys, Peter and Paul. Peter is academically gifted, while Paul is considered to be slower due to a complication at birth. When Paul goes missing, their father is faced with a terrible choice that highlights the stark contrasts between his sons. The novel explores themes of family, sacrifice, and the lengths a parent will go to protect their child.