The two medical facilities the first a hospital for adults, where Frank befriends Sullivan, a would-be poet encased in an iron lung; then, after Sullivans sudden death, the Golden Age, where Frank is the oldest patient are where Frank grows up and discovers his vocation (poetry), and then falls in love for the first time. As he wheels through the halls of the Golden Age, Frank jots down poems on a prescription pad, and when he thinks about his parents, its with a new distance: I refuse to be their only light, he intones over and over. I want to be my own reason for living. Polio has shunted the children of the Golden Age off from their usual routines, and in many cases it has ostracized them from their former companions. They live in a cloistered, mostly adult-less world, a place of enchantment where they trade onset stories about the moment when the virus struck them down. They also develop unusually intense intimacies: The love story of Frank and Elsa Briggs, the Golden Ages second-oldest patient and a proper Australian is just one of the nuanced relationships portrayed in this book, which seamlessly shifts between points of view from chapter to chapter. For all its focus on exile and displacement, The Golden Age is by no means an angry book. It is a quiet, elegiac story of love and renewal and liberation written in crisp prose that befits Franks new vocation. The outside world touches on the narrative occasionally: the visit to Perth from Queen Elizabeth in early 1954, and the subsequent Time magazine cover Portrait of the Handsome Young Jewish Doctor Jonas Salk and the words Is this the year? It turned out to be so too late for the children of The Golden Age, whose summer plague would soon be something that happened in the past. Europa Editions Email Like this decades other great polio novel, Philip Roths Nemesis, polio doesnt just cripple the body. click here to find out moreIt is not, as in Roth, proof of the randomness of retribution from a nonexistent God.
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