The Piper's SonAuthor: Melina Marchetta
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Featured in the March, 2010 magazine
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Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her bestselling, much-loved book 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.
... alive and vibrant ...
Review by: Anastasia Gonis
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2011 Prize: Ethel Turner Prize
Category:Children's Young Adults