The Good Parents
|Publisher||Vintage Books (AUS)|
Grove Press (US)
Atlantic Books (UK)
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Followed by||The Golden Age|
The Good Parents is the second full-length novel written by Joan London. It was first published in 2008.
The book concerns an eighteen-year-old girl, Maya de Jong, who moves to Melbourne and becomes involved in a relationship with her boss. When Maya's parents come to Melbourne to stay with her, they find that Maya has disappeared. London says of the role of parents with older children, "There's nothing much you can do, except wait and be there".
Awards and nominations
- 2009 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.