The Piper's Son (Hardback)
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DescriptionThe 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.
- Published: 08 March 2011
- Format: Hardback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780763647582 ISBN 10: 0763647586
- Sales rank: 57,415
Reviews for The Piper's Son
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
This is a companion novel to Saving Francesca, a book I absolutely loved.
Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blow to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.
But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends.
And winds up with his grieving father again.
And remembers how he walked away from Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.
In a year when everything's broken. Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.
This book works well as a stand-alone novel but fans of Saving Francesca will find it especially moving. by Feliss