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Golden Boy - A Novel

Abigail Tarttelin

The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max’s mother, is a highly successful criminal lawyer, determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years. Now that the boys are getting older, now that she won’t have as much control, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband, Steve, has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won’t his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he’s starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him—desire him— once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really? Written by twenty-five-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a novel you’ll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity and a coming-of-age story like no other.

The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max’s mother, is a highly successful criminal lawyer, determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years. Now that the boys are getting older, now that she won’t have as much control, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband, Steve, has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won’t his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he’s starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him—desire him— once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really? Written by twenty-five-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a novel you’ll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity and a coming-of-age story like no other.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max’s mother, is a highly successful criminal lawyer, determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years. Now that the boys are getting older, now that she won’t have as much control, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband, Steve, has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won’t his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he’s starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him—desire him— once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really? Written by twenty-five-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a novel you’ll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity and a coming-of-age story like no other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christian Coulson, James Langton, Anita Sabherwal, Kate Reading, Keith Nobbs

Length:

12h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

15:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

16:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

15:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

14:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

18:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

11:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

13:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

12:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

17:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:08


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

14:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

20:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

10:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

14:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:17