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The Piper's Son

The Piper's Son

Author: Melina Marchetta
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Two years after his favourite uncle was blown to bits in a London Tube station, Tom has hit rock bottom. He's quit uni and turned his back on his music and everyone that once mattered to him, including the girl he can't forget. But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, starts working at the Union pub with his former friends, and winds up living with his grieving, alcoholic father again. In a year when everything's broken, Tom's in no shape to put the pieces back together. But what if no one else is either? From internationally bestselling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes a brilliant, heart-wrenching novel continuing the story of the characters from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca. Longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary AwardShortlisted for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary AwardShortlisted for the 2011 New South Wales Premier's Literary AwardShortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary AwardShortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Award- Older ReadersA CBCA Notable BookLonglisted for the 2001 Golden Inky Award'The characters are alive and vibrant on every page of this perfectly crafted story about families, relationships, love and forgiveness.' Good Reading'Outstanding fiction . . .' The Sunday Age

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Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages. In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for On the Jellicoe Road, and Melina's screenplay for this book is currently set to be made into a major film with an international cast to be directed by Looking for Alibrandi director Kate Woods. Melina has written for ABC-TV's Dance Academy. Finnikin of the Rock, Book One of the Lumatere Chronicles,was first published in Australia in 2008, followed in 2010 by the companion novel to her award-winning book Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and short-listed for many other literary awards in Australia and internationally. Melina is also the author of The Gorgon in the Gully, which takes up the story of On the Jellicoe Road's Jonah Griggs's family, and stars his younger brother Danny in this story for younger readers. Book Two in the Lumatere Chronicles, Froi of the Exiles, was published in 2011, and Book Three, Quintana of Charyn, was published in 2012. 2012 also marked the twenty-year anniversary of Melina Marchetta's first novel Looking for Alibrandi, the much-loved

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General Fields

  • : 9780143203421
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books
  • : January 2016
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 21mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Melina Marchetta
  • : 336
  • : 823.3
  • : en
  • : 1