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The Piper's Son

by Melina Marchetta

PUBLISHED: 1st March 2010
ISBN: 9780670074235
ANNOTATION:
Five years on from Saving Francesca, Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Tom 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 blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.
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PUBLISHED: 1st March 2010
ISBN: 9780670074235
ANNOTATION:
Five years on from Saving Francesca, Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Tom 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 blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

Annotation

Five years on from Saving Francesca, Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Tom 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 blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

Publisher Description

Melina Marchetta's new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from Saving Francesca - only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. 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 blown 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 living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death. And 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.

Author Biography

Melina Marchetta is the author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road, and Finnikin of the Rock.

Review

"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

Prizes

Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2011

Promotional "Headline"

A brilliant, heart-wrenching novel about families, love and forgiveness from the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi , Melina Marchetta.

Product Details

Author
Melina Marchetta
Pages
336
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0670074233
ISBN-13
9780670074235
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Publication Date
2010-03-01
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
Children/Juvenile