The Piper's Son
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The Piper's Son

By Melina Marchetta

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Format: Paperback, 328 pages
Published In: United States, 01 August 2012
The award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road pens a raw, compelling novel about a family s hard-won healing on the other side of trauma. Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can t forget. Shooting for oblivion, he s hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom s in no shape to mend what s broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper s Son redefines what it means to go home again."
EAN: 9780763660628
ISBN: 0763660620
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Dimensions: 22.96 x 16.1 x 2.34 centimeters (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years

About the Author

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock, an Aurealis Award winner; Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Award winner; Saving Francesca; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia.


"Tom s aunt Georgie spoke to me first, and Tom found me through her. At the time, I didn t actually think Tom was a big enough character to carry a story. If it had to be anyone from Saving Francesca, I thought, it would be Will Trombal or Tara. But the line in Francesca, I want to be the first male in the Mackee family to reach 40 and still have a liver stuck with me, and in the end, Tom has been one of the biggest surprises. I m glad I didn t kick him out of my head."- Melina Marchetta Quote"

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