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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.


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    Title
    The Piper's Son
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Melina Marchetta
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780763660628
    ISBN 10: 0763660620
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039020
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T General Subject: 218
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: JUV031040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013000, JUV005000
    LC classification: PZ7.M32855 PIP 2011
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Candlewick Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Candlewick Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    14 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambrudge, MA
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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