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Golden Deeds tells the story of the middle-aged Patrick Mercer, lying unconscious in a hospital bed; of the teenaged Laura Pearse's disappearance and the grieving of her bereft parents; and the story of Colette, a young woman seeking a new life in a strange city. In warm, compassionate and beautiful prose, Catherine Chidgey delineates the connections which, however fragile, bind people together across continents and generations. `Magnanimous and merciless, a work reminiscent at times of darkest Atwood . . . A witty and ...

Golden Deeds 2001, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330483322

Mass-market paperback

Golden Deeds 2000, Victoria University Press

ISBN-13: 9780864733849