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Fiction Literary

The Great Goldbergs

by (author) Daniel Goodwin

Cormorant Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Literary, Coming of Age, Friendship
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How far would you go to be accepted?

Dazzled by the bright lives of David Goldberg and his wealthy family, young Sean McFall finds himself pulled into their world. As Sean grows up and becomes further entwined in the Goldberg family and their business, he discovers a tyrannical and abusive patriarch, an estranged relative bent on revenge, and dark family secrets.

Struggling to reconcile his first impressions of the rich and powerful Goldberg dynasty with the realities he comes to understand, Sean must determine who he is, what he will stand for, and his relationship to our culture’s materialistic definition of success.

About the author

Born in Montreal, Daniel Goodwin grew up in a bookish and artistic Montreal household (Irving Layton was an omnipresent great-uncle, Betty Goodwin a more distant aunt). After a misspent youth writing poetry, he ran away to the East Coast in his mid-twenties to join an oil company. He has since lived in four provinces and worked as a teacher, journalist, corporate communicator and government relations executive, but through it all he continued to write, and his poems and essays have appeared in several Canadian journals and newspapers including Literary Review of Canada, Contemporary Verse II, The Antigonish Review, The Globe and Mail, and Calgary Herald. Goodwin's first novel, Sons and Fathers - about that special relationship, but also about politics, journalism, poetry, and spin - will be published in fall 2014 by Linda Leith Publishing. Goodwin currently lives in Calgary with his wife and three children.

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