Golden Boy: A compelling, brave novel about coming to terms with being intersex

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Max Walker is a golden boy. Tanned, blonde, attractive and athletic, he's the perfect son, the perfect sportsman, and a perfect crush for the girls in his school. He's even really nice to his little brother. His seemingly flawless family is about to get even more enviable: his Dad is running for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is aboutto encircle their lives. But when the enigmatic Hunter steps out of Max's past and threatens to make public the secret that Max's family has been keeping quiet for so long, Max is forced to consider the nature of the secret. Why won't his parents talk about it? Who is Max Walker really? Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? As Max and his family face these life-changing questions, revelations and the fall out that ensues, Max falls in love. He might be flawed, but could he be the perfect imperfect boyfriend for wildcard Sylvie Clark, the oddball loner in his class?

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Abigail Tarttelin's first novel, FLICK, was heralded as a slow burn cult classic by GQ Magazine. She is still only twenty-five, but is the Books Editor for PHOENIX fashion magazine, blogs for the HUFFINGTON POST and acts in films including the French/English festival favourite TAXI RIDER.ABIGAIL TARTTELIN is a 25 year old novelist, actress and Books Editor for Phoenix Magazine. In her spare time she reviews books for the Huffington Post and blogs about her adventures on youtube. Abby's first novel, FLICK, published 2011, was dubbed a 'slow burn cult classic' to be by GQ.Her sophomore novel, GOLDEN BOY, is forthcoming from Weidenfeld & Nicolson on May 9th. Featured this month in Vogue, GOLDEN BOY has been hailed as 'A poignant, brave and important book' by bestselling author SJ Watson.She also campaigns on women's and young people's issues as Chairperson of performers' and artists' union Equity's Young Members' Committee. She lives in London and is currently working on her third novel.Watch her perform here (linked to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myo1Ls-3GS8)

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An astonishingly good novel covering a rarely touched topic. * SO SO GAY * Golden Boy is an undeniably one of the most incredible books I have ever read...Such an important novel, one I wish everyone would read, one I feel should be read in schools. It's perfect, and I am so, so glad I've had the opportunity to read it. * www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk * Tarttelin broaches the topic of intersexuality bravely, describes the crimes committed against Max intensely, and evokes his ensuing emotions poignantly. A highly praised new author, her fresh, modern approach and contemporary writing style result in an inimitably of-the-moment novel which is beautifully matter-of-fact, eloquently meditative and fearlessly action-packed, all at once. * WE LOVE THIS BOOK * An original read about a young person in an extraordinary situation... Unlike anything you will have read before... Brave, unique and utterly compelling. This is a book that will certainly make you think about life. * HEAT MAGAZINE * If a book with literary ambition should both inform and entertain, as well as make you see the world in a different way, if only slightly, then Tarttelin has certainly achieved that. -- Peter Raynard * LITRO * I knew I was really into this when I missed my stop on the bus! It's about gold-star pupil, Max, and his MP dad, who have to deal with a hidden family secret surfacing. * COMPANY * a coming-of-age story worth seeking out from a young author widely tipped for great things * DIVA * A warmly human coming-of-age story... [Max's] desperate search for identity is gripping, emotionally engaging, and genuinely unforgettable, as, indeed, is this accomplished first novel. * BOOKLIST (USA) * A gripping read. [Tarttelin] is a natural storyteller. -- Matt Haig * METRO * Terrific. A poignant, brave and important book. * S J WATSON, author of Before I Go to Sleep *

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