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The Golden Child

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Beth Mahony is a stay-at-home mother of two daughters, Lucy and Charlotte. She's also a blogger, whose alter ego, Lizzie, paints a picture of a busy, happy life. Originally from Australia, Beth and her family have lived in New Jersey for ten years. When an opportunity to relocate to Australia arises, the Mahonys decide to return to their native country. The move comes at the perfect time: Charlotte, the youngest daughter, has been accused of being the ringleader of a clique of girls whose dangerous initiation rites leave a child in hospital.

In Newcastle, Lucy and Charlotte attend a prestigious all-girls school, and Beth and her husband gradually settle into their new life. The almost immediately popular Charlotte is thrust back into the spotlight when she is blamed for cyberbulling a classmate to the point of suicide. With Charlotte refusing to take the blame, the bullied child's parents seeking retribution, and her husband and mother-in-law doubting Charlotte's innocence, Beth is forced to examine her children's actions critically - at a heartbreaking cost.

The Golden Child tells the story of two families' heartbreaking realization that there are no guarantees when it comes to parenting. The novel grapples with modern-day specters of selfies, selfishness, and cyberbullying to uncover the anxieties of both girl- and motherhood.



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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Golden Child: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy James
ISBN: 1-5107-3791-X / 978-1-5107-3791-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Golden Child: When online bullying spirals out of control who is to blame?
Author(s): Wendy James
ISBN: 1-4607-5456-5 / 978-1-4607-5456-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Golden Child: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy James
ISBN: 1-978648-48-0 / 978-1-978648-48-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Golden Child: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy James
ISBN: 1-978648-47-2 / 978-1-978648-47-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Golden Child
Author(s): Wendy James
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Golden Child
Author(s): Wendy James
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Golden Child
Author(s): Wendy James
ISBN: 1-4607-9507-5 / 978-1-4607-9507-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/HarperCollins audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Golden Child: Sweetness, Danger, Bullying, Shame
Author(s): Wendy James
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Golden Child: Sweetness, Danger, Bullying, Shame
Author(s): Wendy James
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Golden Child: Sweetness, Danger, Bullying, Shame
Author(s): Wendy James
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK